Wired 4.12: Mother Earth Mother Board

Intriguing phrase (about Alexandria’s lighthous) from an article (page 31) by Neal Stephenson from 1996:

The collapse of the lighthouse must have been astonishing, like watching the World Trade Center fall over. But it took only a few seconds, and if you were looking the other way when it happened, you might have missed it entirely – you’d see nothing but blue breakers rolling in from the Mediterranean, hiding a field of ruins, quickly forgotten.