"Prana is the Hindi word for 'Breath'.... So that's what all this has been about, these three tumultous years! Trying to send breath, or spirit, or whatever you want to call it, across the wire. Through text, synchronous or asynchronous, or gifs, or wavs, or lately, video, or combining all of them; here was the cause of the fascination and the frustration, of all the long nights of hacking verses or interfaces, and the dread days where possibility and small success overcame even the misunderstandings of colleagues and the 'could not compile: three errors- exiting' messages. And this is, I suppose, why I keep going, in one field or another: because I know that I, or someone else, will finally succeed, and that the success will be communal, and lasting. And worth everything we put into it, for ourselves, and for the coming culture."
-- reprinted with permission from "Technology & Art" by William F. Lantry, published on-line in CONSPIRE ezine, c.1999
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