Ficleting Address [or, A Variation on a Speech by Lincoln]
4 score & 12 weeks ago, Kevin L. brought forth into this Internet a new website concieved in creativity & dedicated to the proposition that collaboration will spike creativity.
Now we are confronted by a crisis, testing whether the idea of this website, or any website so concieved & so dedicated, can continue to endure. We meet in this part of cyberspace in the midst of this crisis. We’ve come to pay our respects to this site, to recognise those who here poured out their souls that this website might live. It is altogether fitting & proper that we should do this.
But in a greater sense, we can’t dedicate, we can’t consecrate, we can’t hallow, this site. The brilliant writers who’ve struggled here, all have consecrated it, far above our weak power to add or detract. The virtual world probably won’t remember what we say here, but it can never forget what we did her. It’s for us, rather, to be dedicated in continuing the effort we’ve so nobly advanced.
It is rather for us to be here, dedicated to the…