Tag: reading

  • 6 Months with the Boox Palma

    6 Months with the Boox Palma

    • The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      Some thoughts on James Gleick’s The Information. “The alphabet is like a contagion – both the virus and the vector of transmission in and of itself.” Back in the “learn…

    • The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      Artists tend to not stop making things, even if the thing you remember them making isn’t around anymore.

    • Riffs on Paper

      Riffs on Paper

      It’s like when you buy clothes: if you find something you like that fits well, buy it in every color. But here, if I find a paper that really sings…

    • July inside of July

      July inside of July

      It’s been muggy as hell this year. It feels unreal. Still, folks are out trying to make the best of it. “My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is…

    • Riffs on Grammar

      Thoughts on grammar. Why a preposition can end things. And other collected notes.

    • Riffs on: Naps

      Riffs on: Naps

      The collection of notes about taking naps. A work in progress.

    Since day 1, e-reading hasn’t exactly been easy. There is always some kind of chore that stands between where the books are and where you can read them. It’s gotten better over the years as devices, applications, and libraries are more widespread and accessible. And as good as e-readers and digital libraries may have gotten,…

  • The Lost Art of Reading

    The Lost Art of Reading

    • The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      Some thoughts on James Gleick’s The Information. “The alphabet is like a contagion – both the virus and the vector of transmission in and of itself.” Back in the “learn…

    • The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      Artists tend to not stop making things, even if the thing you remember them making isn’t around anymore.

    • Riffs on Paper

      Riffs on Paper

      It’s like when you buy clothes: if you find something you like that fits well, buy it in every color. But here, if I find a paper that really sings…

    • July inside of July

      July inside of July

      It’s been muggy as hell this year. It feels unreal. Still, folks are out trying to make the best of it. “My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is…

    • Riffs on Grammar

      Thoughts on grammar. Why a preposition can end things. And other collected notes.

    • Riffs on: Naps

      Riffs on: Naps

      The collection of notes about taking naps. A work in progress.

    Some notes and such from David L. Ulin’s The Lost Art of Reading

  • I Won’t Like It

    I Won’t Like It

    • The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      Some thoughts on James Gleick’s The Information. “The alphabet is like a contagion – both the virus and the vector of transmission in and of itself.” Back in the “learn…

    • The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      Artists tend to not stop making things, even if the thing you remember them making isn’t around anymore.

    • Riffs on Paper

      Riffs on Paper

      It’s like when you buy clothes: if you find something you like that fits well, buy it in every color. But here, if I find a paper that really sings…

    • July inside of July

      July inside of July

      It’s been muggy as hell this year. It feels unreal. Still, folks are out trying to make the best of it. “My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is…

    • Riffs on Grammar

      Thoughts on grammar. Why a preposition can end things. And other collected notes.

    • Riffs on: Naps

      Riffs on: Naps

      The collection of notes about taking naps. A work in progress.

    It’s not that I think pop culture creates sub-par stuff. It’s how we’re asked to perceive popular culture that steps on the significance it could have. We’re not asking questions or critiquing it – we’re just giving it a thumbs up/down and then moving on to the next thing.