The Long Trek
Think about how easy it is to get from point A to point B in our society, both physically and informatively. Hop in your car, get on the freeway, and you can be at a distance in twenty minutes that would have taken our ancestors two or three days (though it may feel that long anyway, sitting in rush hour Atlanta traffic). If you have the resources, you can be on the other side of the world in twelve hours’ time. With a click of a button you can speak face-to-face real time with someone hundreds of miles away, or download one of the classics of literature in just a few seconds.