16 Oct 07

I’m watching a fascinating bit of internet ephemera: a sped-up video of a guy driving. This is not my first exposure to this type of web video; this one is genuinely interesting.

It’s from Lileks, and I’m fascinated by the details. Sometimes he follows closely, other times at a distance. Sometimes he seems hurried, other times leisurely. Why? There are all sorts of little decisions and choices scattered throughout.

Plus, the soundtrack is one of Lileks’ own techno remixes of a terrible song from classic Star Trek, which makes it worth watching in itself.

But I wonder: What is it about these little windows into others’ lives that make them so interesting?

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