Josh Gruber writes that “iMessage is one of the most successful and most important products in Apple’s history. It’s widely taken for granted though.”
It was released on October 12th, 2011, which was just one week after the death of Steve Jobs. It’s true, though, how many grants are taken across this textile series of connections in blue and green and grey. I would argue it’s perhaps the most important product they’ve made — something approximating telepathic time-travel.
I scroll through the decade long list of messages, years of thoughts and jokes and messages and pings and toward the bottom, at the penultimate row of a stochastic chronology, are the texts from the dead.
Words and misspellings, fragments of consciousness and a pocket of spirit reincarnating across every black mirror frame I’ve paired with —
i carry your pocket(i carry it in my pocket).