The Last Copy

A Passage from Luminous Airplanes, or Things As They Were: A Hyperromance


Although not really, not really. Every day there are signs that the document-duplication business is in trouble. The Bleak sociology department moved their course readers online this semester and the business school is entirely on tablet computers. Meanwhile Kinko’s has expanded its store on Chapel Street. One day in the imaginable future, Infinite Copy will copy its last document—what will it be? A termination notice, a sign reading OUT OF BUSINESS, the last employee’s disgruntled glass-flattened ass?


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