“Language is fossil poetry. As limestone of the continent consists of infinite masses of the shells of animalcules, so language is made up of images, or tropes.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Poet
Fossil Poetry is a newsletter about the language of tech. Words, like Emerson’s fossils, are always shedding old associations, evolving in new meaning, ossifying into new forms. This is especially true about words from the tech world: Bandwidth. Disruption. Ecosystem. Surfing. Ping. DNA. Each month, we excavate a new word, lay it on the table, take it apart and reassemble the pieces.