And I have to learn this from Bruce Sterling? Somehow this manages to sum up my existence at this moment in time. Well that and Bruce actually writing something for the local Austin paper, now that he doesn’t live here anymore, now that he’ll be a tourist in his own town and a visiting dignitary at a conference that basically grew up around him. In the post-modern world is “irony” still even a word, or is it just implied? Thus begins the countdown to SXSW. And speaking of Sterling, The Chronicle and SXSW, check out this gem from back when Bruce (and the rest of us) still had a sense of humor.