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January 9, 2011



Jolly good show! My intentions exactly.

The Necromancer

Well said. Enjoyed these last two reflections on our modern media maelstrom and how easy it is to "get lost at sea". Not having a TV or internet access in my home for the next four months may seem monastic compared to the typical. But following your analogy, I've needed to kick the habit.

You could go to the gym...Endorphins are a drug too...

But reading (more) books also sounds just fine.


Oh writer of words I wish I could... I will gladly mete out praises from the basement.


Just started reading your stuff and very much enjoying it; so glad you're not cutting us off.

I knew there had to be some philosophical and intelligent bloggers on the internet, but the time it took to find one is astounding.

michael reidy

I beg you to consider in the bowels of your library that the ereader may be a mutation of the book that masks itself by taking on some of the properties of its bitty foe. I of course refer to the ereader that does not have any sort of connectivity other than that of the host womb. The magic hour is 1941 for legal download which means that Virginia Woolf is on, Jacob's Room, The Voyage Out, the hilarious miserabilism of Gissing The Private Papers of Henry Rycroft, the marvellous Kierkegaard vs Regina in his Journals and the Michelmas Geese.
All this and more in a platen that I can shove in my coat pocket.

Add to that the capacity to 'underline' and to substitute for the sheaves of post-its that fatten the great texts eg. the table talk of S.T.C. and I think we have an 'extension' that is virtually prosthetic.

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