inessential by Brent Simmons


“Commas go inside the quotes,” he said. “In the U.S.A, that is. Periods too.”

I’m going from a T1 to a cable modem connection. Today the cable gets installed here. It’s been a long time since I had a regular consumer connection. Before the T1 I had ISDN. (Remember ISDN?)

But I don’t mind as much as you might think. I look forward to it, even. In a weird way it feels more democratic.