I’ve been meaning to write something about Barlow’s essay about Burning Man, and Abe’s comment about the essay. Gotta put it off a bit more to think about what Tobias said. I strongly agree with this bit:

For whom do the Burning tribes come out of the desert, wandering for the promised land, and for what? For their future? The answer is, truly, a de-focusing on Burning Man. But not to ‘turn serious’–rather, to sample Burning Man back into all aspects of life.

I’m not entirely sure I agree with him about embracing secrecy. I will need to think about it.