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Greetings from Margaret L. Thornberry, Linkville Mayor and First Citizen.
No unsolicited e-mail is ever sent from linkville.com. Report spam by forwarding the entire message, including the mail header, to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.This is your front door to the mythical town of Linkville, a smallish community that might be located somewhere in Northern California, very like Dunsmuir, while at the same time existing anywhere in the world that the connections of the heart are enhanced by data transmission technology. What is a 'connection of the heart'? It's not buying books on-line. It may be found where discussions about books are being posted, or where the author joins a chat line, or where ultra short flash fiction stories can be found and readers can comment on them. It's where The Oracle lives, and Blue Dog Can Count.
What are your 'connections of the heart', and how is data technology affecting them?
As mayor, city manager, and webcrafter, it's my job to put Linkville on the map.
Not too clearly on the map, though--it's awfully nice here just the way it is.
The Mayor's mansion is a farm house built in the early 1880's, located near the beating heart of Silicon Valley. I've found that the twice-a-day commute between the past and the future has created an atmosphere where assumptions about information transmission, acquisition and transmogrification are questioned and new practical real-life configurations experimented with. How does digitizing, enhancing and adding sound bites to old family pictures modify our experience of the past and our relationship with the people who lived there? How can we best retain authenticity and continuity with the past and integrity in the present while immersed in digital video?
Many of Linkville's citizens are consciously developing ways of
integrating new information transfer technology into their daily
lives, regardless of their level of technological sophistication.
Our world and the way we relate to it and to each other is being changed by technology in ways we can't anticipate--but as long as that technology is used to create places which connect rather than divide us, there will always be a Linkville to come home to.
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