"I guess the analogy I had in mind was drowning: the
water (or in my case, constant decay) precludes any
possibility of holding onto the past, so the result is
a sort of skyward migration."
- Mac Tonnies, 3/5/06
Here Mac was elucidating for me an excerpt of his wonderful PHB essay from March 2, 2006.
P.S. Head on over to Macbots and check out the latest post featuring 6 year old Mac's space vignette complete with alien monsters and a spaceship!