Posts Tagged: texting

Tommy Pico

The Saturday Rumpus Interview with Tommy Pico


The more of us there are out here sharing our work and telling our own stories and flying our freak flags, being our intricate, strange, and idiosyncratic selves, the less power the monolith has. ...more

Online Romance…from 150 Years Ago


From its title (Wired Love) to its tagline (“‘The old, old story’—in a new, new way”), this Ella Cheever Thayer novel from 1880 sounds surprisingly modern.

Substitute texting for telegraphs or OKCupid usernames for telegraph operators’ initials, and the book could almost have been written today—except that its conclusion seems to process contemporary anxieties about technology a little better than we do.