Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Always check your spam folder.

Do you realize how heavily Jane Austen or Edith Wharton, if they were writing today, would lean on the "spam folder" as the declaration of love-thwarting romantic doom device that could cause generations of unhappy marriages, regret and erroneous avoidances. And what fun Shakespeare would have had with it. It could replace the sleeping potion in Romeo and Juliet. And, my God, Dickens! He'd have loved it too much.


Russ Manley said...

hahaha. amusing thought, and you're probably right.

oh but then what would they have done with cell phones in the plot? "Jane gazed longingly at the small black rectangle that rang not, neither did it vibrate . . . . "

Tony Adams said...

Dear Russ,

I hear Barnes and Noble is debuting Edith Wharton's "Corrupted Files".

dpaste said...

I had to read that twice to get your drift, but I think you're on to something.

I mean, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is already a literary hit, so why not Love's Labours Lost in Spam?