About two minutes into his segment in the To the Best of Our Knowledge program “Remix Culture,” Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid), comments on remixing as a new literacy, a practice of composition I’ve taking to calling database rhapsody:

“Take a Wikipedia page entry, you know, copy it and paste it into a William S. Burrows novel and take that remix and put in The New Yorker and you’ve got new fiction or something, you know? The pun for me is that we’re looking at new kinds of literacy: digital media, cut and paste imagination, non-linear thinking, you know, kind of the whole twentieth century, McLuhan The Medium is the Massage kind of thing. It’s just come home to roost.”