Friday, January 14, 2011

The Slowness of the Paraglider

"The slowness of the paraglider is the feature that interests me here, not because it makes for soft landings but because it promises in theory to provide ordinary humans with the most detailed yet of aerial views. Sometimes I think people should, after all, tale classes in paragliding, but that those classes should be taught at every public high school in the country and offered as alternatives not only to gym but to the tedious courses in 'civics' and American geography...imagine...the arrival of an entire generation in which people truly had learned to see themselves from above."

William Langewiesche, "Inside the Sky".

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