14 January 2010
read the printed word
crossing things off lists is kinda a favorite past time for me. sometimes i even put things on lists for the pure joy of crossing them off. but today, it is different. FINALLY i can cross *project with esb* off my list. because, yes a project that she approached me with over a year ago has finally been completed or um, at least started?
read the printed word is an effort to keep the printed word (i.e ink on paper) alive and well. in the age of iphones and kindles and interwebs sometimes we forget that half of the reading experience is tactile (or is this just me?). i mean your kindle WILL NEVER SMELL LIKE A LIBRARY BOOK and it will most likely die if you drop it in a bath tub. also you can't stick little notes in between the pages of magazines if you only have the pdf, nor can you rip out those pages of the things you like and tack them on your wall, your real wall, the one made out of plaster...
so if you like the whole ink on paper movement perhaps it might be fun if you joined our little community (ahem post a button!)? if there are enough of you we might even be able to convince esb that there needs to be a book club or something ... and that my friends, would be a lot of fun.