If I stay up another 20 minutes, I can watch train #86 stop in Ashland on its way North to New York. That is a goal of dubious value but the train is a magic thing for me. I fancy myself riding in the belly of the great steel snake. I will content myself with looking at this scene of Ashland on Virtual Railfan LLC http://virtualrailfanllc.com .

What would Rembrandt or Cezanne or Seurrat have painted had they been able to see this masterpiece of pixillation which is this digital image. Would they have even have bothered to paint if they lived in a world where billions of images are stored on giant computers all over the Earth.

But then again, we have to want to see.