Red Echo

May 21, 2016

While I can’t say I ever had any particular interest in the idea of an ocean cruise, after reading the David Foster Wallace classic “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again” it seemed completely obvious that cruise ships were not a thing I would ever care to do. But I just read a really funny article on hackernews which describes a transatlantic crossing as the perfect environment for writing code – it sounds totally bonkers, but I can see what he’s getting at. Flipping it all around, he turns the isolation into focus and the scripted monotony into intellectual freedom; all he has to do is think and write, while the ship and its crew take care of everything else.