“Like quilting, archiving employs the obsessive stitching together of many small pieces into a larger vision, a personal attempt at ordering a chaotic world. It’s not such a far leap from the quiltmaker to the stamp collector or book collector. Walter Benjamin, an obsessive collector himself, wrote about the close connection between collecting and making in his essay “Unpacking My Library”:...
You Will Miss Everything
According to Linda Holmes on NPR, you will miss everything (at least in cultural terms): “Consider books alone. Let’s say you read two a week, and sometimes you take on a long one that takes you a whole week. That’s quite a brisk pace for the average person. That lets you finish, let’s say, 100 books a year. If we assume you start now, and you’re 15, and you are willing to continue at this pace...
The fact that anyone can be labeled a slut, at any time, with any level of...– “‘slut panel’ postmortem: shame, shame, go away”
It is perhaps a symptom of print’s decline that the current conversation about...– Ben Ehrenreich, in “The Death of the Book,” in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Look, we got erotic novels, first crack out of the box, once we had printing...– Clay Shirky on why paywalls will underperform. (via viafrank)