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Continued: Lileks: The Minnesota State Fair, a century from now

  • Article by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 22, 2014 - 12:10 AM

If you did it today everyone would be holding up smartphones to record it.

So why not just broadcast a train crash to people’s phones, and they can pretend it’s really happening? No. That wouldn’t be the fair. It’s one of the few places on Earth where you don’t see everyone hunched over a glowing rectangle, tapping out their updates.

We leave that behind at fair time. We want to experience the here, the now. Also because we have a corn dog in one hand and a cookie bucket in the other.

jlileks@startribune.com • 612-673-7858

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