From Twitter last night:

Very creative people get atemporal early on. Are relatively unimpressed by the “now” factor, by latest things. Access the whole continuum.

Less creative people believe in “originality” and “innovation”, two basically misleading but culturally very powerful concepts.

When I look for collaborators I look for atemporality, whatever relevant kinds of historical literacy, and fluency in recombinance.

Otherwise, result will be “now-bound”. Or, actually, for me, a non-starter.

Your bleeding-edge Now is always someone else’s past. Someone else’s ’70s bellbottoms. Grasp that and start to attain atemporality.

The most intelligent 21st-century fashion strives for a radical atemporality. Probably because the digital is radically atemporal.

That week’s new Mac obsoleting as you drove it home from the dealer. Like melting ice cream. Like any imagined future.

Tom Waits says he was never very interested in people his own age. Fascinated by his parents’ generation.

Not that there’s no now, but that it’s someone else’s future and someone else’s past. And on that, I lapse back into Exercise Dog territory.