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Conversion to Digital, A Consolation for the Aging Barbara Westwood Diehl Rest assured that most days will be days of high definition, your widescreen image not degraded, the resolution so much sharper than earlier broadcasts, though there may be moments of pixelation, of feeling fragmented, your parts exposed, or black bars above and below the action, and a niggling sense of things you might be missing, and perhaps some audio artifacts, some popping and hissing, scrambled signals, like trying so hard to convey those words that start out as something urgent, simple—but come out as something else, though these will seem trivial as subliminal images when you recall that once your world was analog, subject to snow and ghosts, and sometimes both, and how hard you tried to discern the actors drifting through their plots like the conjured dead you can channel now in their true, immutable colors.

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The Fine Line Issue 3  

The Fine Line presents its third compilation of art, fiction and poetry by contributors Francis Raven, Michael Young, Dorothee Lang, Raj Sha...