"I wanted to write about the New York of people who come here and make new lives, about the ease with which stories from all over the world can become New York stories. Just by virtue of showing up, your story becomes one of the many stories of the city. London’s not like that. Yes, there’s an immigrant culture in London that enriches it and adds to it, but London has a dominant narrative. There is no comparable dominant narrative in New York; just the collected narratives of everyone who shows up."
Salman Rushdie in his Paris Review interview (via timpiste)
Replace New York with The Internet
Which is why, when people ask me where I’m from, I don’t say, “the US”, I say, “New York”.