2009 was marked by a myriad of developments that left us craving smaller bites of information. Through Google reader and iPhone apps we got headlines and snippets to satisfy our data hunger. Twitter speak limted us to 140 characters and drove an Iranian uprising. Obama's first year in office could be credited from an internet campaign that generated a grassroots base.
Around the Couch was founded in part to combat this trend. Longer essays allow us as writers and readers to grapple with complex ideas in our complex world. Hopefully, you enjoyed the ride thus far and thank you for reading and, to the team, for writing.
Sure it was also founded to tell stories about first encounters with excessive amounts of alcohol, avoiding grime in the streets of manhattan, and comic book heroes.
But one gets sentimental around birthdays.