Adventures and epics that fit in your hand,
And twitter wherever reporting is banned;
Tales of today without brave knights or damsels,
Told by bloggers wherever the newscasts are cancelled;
My fear for the future is how can it be
When the present's apparent to all who would see?
For mythos and legend and tales to persist,
A few foggy memories need to exist.
If the Persians had cell phones and YouTube to play
In her time, Shahrazade would have lived just the day.
LEGEND, n. An enchantment cast on the forgetful by the forgotten.
Note to Cooper: I'm following Iran on Andrew Sullivan's blog and wondering if dropping crates of cell phones into Darfur wouldn't have saved more grief than every other intervention proposed.
Update to tweeters. I don't know how (exactly) you got here, but welcome.