A hymn the Mormons sing contains the words "angels above us are silent notes taking, of every action, do what is right." Turns out the Library of Congress is taking over the role of the angels, or maybe the Library intends to forward the good stuff they learn right on up to those nosy angels who presumably are recording "EVERY action."
Great news this morning as the announcement comes forth that the Library of Congress is going to analyze the Twitter Tweets. You think your Twitter tweets vanish into thin air? No more. They are becoming etched in the annals of the Library of Congress. So if you run for President in ought-20, your opposition can look up all the nasty things, irrelevant inanities, irrelevant snippets of wisdom, etc., etc. that you are currently Tweeting on your Twitter account. Is it possible that some busybody LOC (Library of Congress) staffer will run across this Tweet on my Twitter account, and put me on the bad, bad, bad list for making fun of their newly found pastime? Talk about listening in on party lines to get the dirt, nothing will be sacrosanct from now on. You put it out there in cyberspace, it orbits around the universe forever, possibly even picked up by Martians and people from other planets. As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Meanwhile, have you had any bad thoughts or actions yet today that the angels are writing notes on or Tweets that the LOC techies are tittering over (almost couldn't resist the cornpone of writing tittering over your Twittering, but that is too much for a Ph.D. in economics to even think about). But then this is a dull morning, filled with vacuuming, floor mopping, and other glorious activities relegated to retired economics profs. Have a nice day.