Thursday, May 24, 2012

Georges Perec & Cat

Not quite right for Face and Hands (my other blog), but worth sharing. 

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Books, not e-Books, For a Better Tomorrow

Killer article on e-Books vs. the old fashioned, and more environmentally friendly, print variety.  Here's my favorite part:

"This is the ultimate result of our culture’s fetishization of technology — a problem which will assuredly worsen before it improves. It wasn’t long ago that sophisticated electronics were few and far between. I grew up in a house with one desktop computer, and it was located in the kitchen. That was eleven years ago, and when I remember all the times I argued with my brother over who got to play StarCraft, my memory seems as quaint and outdated as a scene from Mad Men. Today, my thirteen-year-old sister has her own laptop, smartphone, and television to supplement the two desktop computers, additional television set, and Kindle Fire located in my mother’s home.

There’s an Apple store in Grand Central Station that I pass each day on my way to work; every morning I watch hundreds of commuters browse iPads as though they were magazines or candy. In the end, this conspicuous (and often unnecessary) tech consumption — eReaders included — contributes to an inflating carbon footprint far beyond anything ever caused by traditional book production."