Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tourists will visit Lowell for something that didn't happen. Genius~!

Facebook Fauxlore: Kerouac, Burroughs, and a Fight Over the Oxford Comma That Never Was (The Atlantic)
That last connection makes the sign's success on the Internet even more appropriate. Warhol's obsession with reproduction and the mutations that occur when we copy and copy something could not look more prescient. We live in a world where thousands of people duplicated a fiction about a mill site built by a forefather of the muse of Warhol Factor. For tens of thousands of people, the fiction about this space in the world became far better known than any real historical information about Appleton's mill.
Nathan Appleton, himself never lived in Lowell who was the investor in the Merrimack Manufacturing Company.

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