Of Cabbages and Kings

January 15, 2007

My margins are hallowed ground

Filed under: Across the Universe — Chinmayi @ 5:21 pm

Richard Lea on books and how we treat them.

Here’s the beginning..

“There’s still something special about a book, something left of the old magic. Even in this turbo-driven consumer-frenzy world of disposable marvels and fallen idols there’s something about the object that is book which commands respect.

We abandon newspapers as soon as we’ve sucked the life out of them, leaving them on trains, in cafés or stuffed into recycling bins almost as soon as they’re printed. We dip in and out of the electronic chatter which surrounds us – websites, blogs, emails and the like..”

Read the rest here [at the Guardian

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