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All together, alone

The clock calls for synchronization.

Where would the modern economy be without the factory mindset?

It used to be that in the mid-1800s the only way to hear a song was to see it played live.

One music file or MP3 today can be streamed thousands of times a day on the same server with a click from anywhere on the globe. Digital inventory is infinite.

Time, once scarce like music, eschewed individualism to harness a community built on the same wavelengths.

Outward, we turn — knowing that our world is shared but distributed unevenly.

Inward, we strive to make the world wild again.

“I read books to read myself,” Sven Birkerts wrote in The Gutenberg Elegies.

So we cut chords with the tyranny of the clock and build our own experiences in a place called home.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.