Remember the lists craze? Some comments on why:
Top 10 Reasons Why Lists are the Hottest, Coolest, Most Sensational Trend in Pop Culture
All of which for some reason reminded me of this from Italo Calvino at cnwb (oh nuthin i was just thinkin out loud)
"Long novels written today are perhaps a contradiction: the dimension of time has been shattered, we cannot love or think except in fragments of time each of which goes off along its own trajectory and immediately disappears. We can rediscover the continuity of time only in the novels of that period when time no longer seemed stopped and did not yet seem to have exploded, a period that lasted no more than a hundred years."
Italo Calvino, If On A Winter's Night A Traveller,