Simple Pleasures part 2

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ArkAngel on Books & Digital (a bridge too far for this child of the 60s):

"I'll give you my clothbound volume when you take it from my cold, dead hands!"
17th Jan 2009, 13:52   | tags:

Anonymous says:

The blurry ones are bugging me - I know I've read a lot of stuff with that red logo on the nottom left but damned if I know what. Are they Gallimards?

As to books & digital, one can be as technologically positivistic as one likes but it is simply easier for the human eye to deal with a page, compared to a screen. Less effort processing the image means more cognitive capacity available for absorbing the content.

If the human pelvis still hasn't fully adapted to bipedal reproduction, mere enthusiasm won't make us adapt any faster to a digital medium of information presentation.

Then there's the busines of brain training - what learning to read complext text does to a brain...

17th Jan 2009, 16:45

hildegard says:

Bother, that was me. And while I'm at it - "bottom right." Clearly having a very dyslexic day, Graham "Witless Twonk" Stringer notwithstanding.

17th Jan 2009, 16:59

arkangel says:

Garnier-Flammarion of Paris (my oh so useful Modern Languages degree) - Dominique by Fromentiin, Adolphe by Benjamin Constant, Atala by Chateaubriand, Les Chimeres by Nerval, and Oeuvres Poetiques by Rimbaud - wall to wall French Romanticism. I'll try and do a less blurry pic later when I find my phone again.

17th Jan 2009, 18:56

hildegard says:

Heh, maybe that's where we differ - I've read, but not retained Romanticism. The only GFs immediately obvious here are Diderot (Jacques le fataliste) Descartes (Discours de la méthode) & oddly, Spinoza (Traité theologico-politico).

17th Jan 2009, 20:04

arkangel says:

On that note, let's not worry too much about the future of books - as Descartes said "you've got to be philosophical about it".

18th Jan 2009, 00:46

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