Monday, July 20, 2009

I was reading a chapter or two of Tom Holt's "My Hero" this morning, and rediscovered a passage that, as a writer, has always resonated.
In the beginning . . .

Was the Word? Not quite. To be strictly accurate, in the beginning was the Screen; And the screen was with God and the screen was God. And, admittedly, the Word moved upon the face of the screen, was put into pitch ten, italics, bold, right margin justify, macro/WORD and all the rest of it, but that came later.

Nowadays, the screen just thinks it's God, particularly when you want to print out. In the intervening time, creation has become a routine, a simple task that anybody can perform, given (as a bare minimum) a sheet of paper and a pencil.