Tuesday, October 26, 2004


The Survival of Culture
"No doubt I am biased, but it strikes me that a covert complicity exists between computer and user. Reading a book becomes an experience in one's life in a way that consulting a computer cannot be (or, at least, cannot be yet). The computer is unsurpassable for the transmission of facts, of raw information, as well as for its miraculous indexing properties, but it does not--again, perhaps does not yet--engage our imaginations and intellects in quite the same way a book does."

-Eric Ormsby, p. 37