Laura Mayer is an Associate Producer at WNYC.
What would men of letters do with 140 characters?
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Don DeLillo joined twitter today (Update: Turns out the account probably isn't Mr. DeLillo, but let's not let that spoil our fun). @DonDeLilloOffic's second tweet is "Twitter. Fantastic!" That got us thinking: what would authors of the past post as their first tweets?
@SamuelBeckett: Here. Typing. I am here and typing. AM I typing? Have I ever typed?
@TruCapote: This isn’t writing at all, it’s typing
@Shakespeare: All the Twitter's a stage, and all the Tweets are but players
@Herman_Melville: I prefer not to #NoTweetingScrivener
@Hemingway_or_Highway: Oh man, I love cats so much. Why didn't I join Twitter earlier #EverydayCaturday #CatsWith5Toes
@Hegel: The tweet reader recognizes the tweeter but the tweeter does not recognize the reader.
Twitter. Fantastic!— Don DeLillo (@DonDeLilloOffic) April 11, 2013