Requiem for Ink
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Requiem for Ink

The Roomer.

The idea behind Airbnb has been around longer than we think.

Lars was a fixture at family gatherings when I was a kid. I come from a big, extended family of Scandinavian descent, so I always assumed he was a great uncle once-removed or something like that.

It was only recently that I learned he was in fact a roomer who’d once lived in the front bedroom of my great…



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Sheldon Clay

Writer. Observer of mass culture, communications and creativity.