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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bloomsday 2009 addendum

Now consider: what if Stephen Dedalus had had an iPhone. Would his already encyclopaedic mind be augmented in any way by the ability to Google anything, anywhere? Or would this just make him lazy?

We know he would have been inclined to text messaging or Twittering. He may as well have used these means as a telegram to tell Buck Mulligan, "A sentimentalist is he who would enjoy without incurring the immense debtorship for a thing done."

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