You, Ron Silliman!


  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison June 24, 2009 at 10:31 pm .

    Hola, Lakeviewer. I think &quot;fetish&quot; is appropriate: &quot;an inanimate object worshiped for its supposed magical powers or because it is considered to be inhabited by a spirit.&quot; I didn&#39;t mean it in the Freudian sense….<br /><br />And Iain, the distinction I tried to make is that books don&#39;t require <i>ongoing</i> use of fossil fuels. Once the book is in your hands it

  2. Ron
    Ron June 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm .

    You&#39;re welcome, I think

  3. Iain
    Iain June 19, 2009 at 9:04 pm .

    I&#39;m pretty sure every form of media is entirely reliant on fossil fuels at this point. And as efficient as solar energy gets, books will always cost trees. Digital media won&#39;t.<br /><br />As far as ads go, dude, get yourself <a href="; rel="nofollow">adbocker</a>. I haven&#39;t seen an Internet ad in years.

  4. lakeviewer
    lakeviewer June 19, 2009 at 7:26 pm .

    Books are not a fetish. They are concrete objects meant to contain ephemeral thoughts. What holds those thoughts together is the vessel, occupying real space in a real world. They are the ship of thoughts.

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