Coda: A concluding passage or section, falling outside the basic structure of a composition, and added in order to obtain or to heighten the impression of finality.
—The Harvard Dictionary of Music1
Finished, it's finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished.
In 1936, Albert Camus wrote in Notebooks that “people can think only in images.”3 This is no doubt an overstatement, but images are important. We like to say that the world is more interconnected than it used to be. When we think about globalization, the eponymous image is that of a globe, a spinning sphere, overlaid with a network of interconnections of which the World Wide Web is a prime example. But that image simply traps us in a spider ...