The previous entry was already drafted when I discovered that Steven Johnson had written some lovely words about me on his blog. Many believe that Al Gore invented the Internet; as far as I’m concerned, it was Steven. Sometime in the early nineties, the ex-editor of Gyre and former guitarist of The Lenny Kravitz told me the unlikely story that he was going to put a magazine on the “World Wide Web.” I said, “Great, Steven! Is it going to be written in FORTRAN?” At the time I wrote my first piece for Feed, in 1995, I still had only a hazy idea of where the prose was going; I just liked the idea that someone, somewhere was willing to publish my six thousand words on New Zealand indie rock. Many years later, I’m finally beginning to grasp the possibilities that Steven was so quick to perceive. He's a writer of uncommon elegance, and when I read his book I felt the sort of envy from which you can learn a thing or two.