More Good Commentary On Twitter . . . Keep This Up and I May Be Convinced

Who knew? Now David weighs in again (see his comments in this entry) — with even more insight into how/why Twitter might, er, actually have some social value.

Urgh. Am I gonna be forced out of the Age of the Dinosaur?

And speaking of which, today I received a book I’d ordered from Amazon. It’s an obscure monograph — won’t even bore you with the title — and I bought it because I need to read it for research and the university library doesn’t own it and I’m trying not to burden that library with my research needs. (*1)

And I opened the box and looked at the book, whose contents are, again, of interest to only a minuscule number of people — and thought “Good lord. If ever there was a book that ought to have entered life as an e-book only, this is it.” This is a new book, published in 2008. And it feels positively dinosauric that paper and ink and gas (to ship from the printer to a warehouse) were expended on this obscure creation, that only a tiny number of people will read, when it all could have been rendered digitally. And for less money. Sigh.

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*1: Because I’m not a faculty member or student there. Yes, I could have asked the library to order it through interlibrary loan, but that would cost each library money.

5 thoughts on “More Good Commentary On Twitter . . . Keep This Up and I May Be Convinced

  1. Almost!Meat, Modernity, and the Rise of the SlaughterhouseAnd I mean no offense to the authors. It’s not that their work is unworthy — but . . . the thing shoulda been pubbed in e-format only.

  2. David, how in the world did you find that? I’m so clueless about Twitter that I don’t even know how to do that….Anyway, bless Shep and his history-loving mind.

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