from Matthew Fuller, one of the i/o/d guys: WARNING… This Computer Has Multiple Personality Disorder; Eating Disorder: The Story of a Shape (from CTHEORY); Neurocity (from frAme); People would go crazy (from Nettime‘s archives); etc.
Random odd Montreal
memory of the day: When I worked at CTHEORY, I walked or took the bus to work. One day I was standing at the bus stop and this bike courier rides up St-Laurent and turns right onto Sherbrooke, with one hand on his handlebars. A regular bike courier too – in all his bike courier splendour, not some buttoned-down facsimile. So he passes me, and in his right hand he’s carrying a Coleman cooler; white with a red lid. As he passed me, I clearly read the label: Alert – Live Human Tissue. Only in French. And I thought, “it can’t be normal to transport transplant organs by bike courier, can it?” No, I didn’t think so.
So I was checking
the difference between Google and Alta Vista’s new Raging search engines by doing a search on “michael boyle montreal” and comparing the results. Google was much much better. It put my old but still nominally active personal page at the very top and caught all my hits from when I worked at CTHEORY and put them near the top too.
The best thing, though, was to see my listing in the library. I’d never seen that before – I’d forgotten that they put theses in the library.