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July 27, 2009


Rebecca Reid

This reminds me of The Enormous Radio by John Cheever, a short story I just listened to on audio. A woman's radio begins to reveal all the personal conversations of the others in her apartment building. In the end, it scares her and she turns it off. If it were written today, though, she probably wouldn't turn it off.

People seem to like to watch everyone else's lives. Twitter, reality shows, blogs. I don't get it. (Yes, I write a blog, but I have a specific focus, and I look for focus in other's blogs.)

I'm with you on ignoring the phone unless I really want to answer it.

This book sounds scary. Not sure I want to actually see how un-private my life has become.

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