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ruminations on the stepson of publishing

It takes about 200 workers to assemble a pop-up book. This is done by hand - you can't automate the process. It's intricate, and precise, and every spot of glue needs a distinctly human touch. Designing such a thing requires an illustrator who can think in disjunct pieces, and a paper engineer who is almost always self-taught in this most obscure of specialties. It's a unique artform with a rich heritage. And, naturally, we hand the delicate sum of these efforts to our children, with their limited motor skills and overwhelming desire to draw on or eat all objects in the known universe.

*sigh*

I've been interpreting the word "consumer" more literally, and it disturbs me how hard it is to find a place where that's inappropriate. Our culture is little more than a swarm of locusts, and this doesn't seem to bother us at all.

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speedball
May. 20th, 2003 02:03 pm (UTC)
This is interesting...
Your <a title=> links in my current browser (a Mozilla based browser called Camino) now show up as clickable links. (I think of them as yours, because you're still the only person I've ever met who uses them in the way that you do...) When you click on it nothing happens, but it still gives you that big and obvious clue that something is special about that text...

Consume: Yeah, that's definitely true. Wish I had something more interesting to say on that, but it's so obviously true to those who observe the world that there's really very little to add...

Kurt
self
May. 20th, 2003 02:24 pm (UTC)
grrrrr.
Yeah, I can see where that'd make it more obvious.

Dang.

I hate Camino.
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