We know something's happening, and we're beginning to sense what it is. We're speeding up; our technology is speeding up; our arts and entertainment and the pace of invention and change -- it's all speeding up. And we care. If we don't understand time, we become its victims.
This site is an attempt to collect some of the many diverse threads of this acceleration. (The book is a bit more: an attempt to weave them together, slowly.)
For each chapter there's an excerpt and a set of links. The idea is to
give the scent of a complex (and slowly developing) argument; anyone trying to figure out the
drift of the book by reading these passages straight through will be disappointed. (This isn't the
Cliffs Notes version.)
The chapter-by-chapter links, meanwhile, point outward to resources meant to extend and illuminate various themes of
the book. Some lead to actual source material for Faster; others to recent news or oddities
or phenomena that strike me as pertinent or amusing.
The book, after all, is now frozen in time. The Web site isn't.