From Cian Oba-Smith’s beautiful series, Concrete Horsemen.
One important personality that emerges out of the contacts of many people is that of the city of Dublin.
“I want,” said Joyce, as we were walking down the Universitätsträsse, “to give a picutre of Dublin so complete that if the city one day suddenly disappeared from the earth it could be reconstructed out of my book.”
From Ellen Ullman:
“We build our computer (systems) the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins.”