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Old 09-29-2019, 01:22 PM   #1
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Random thoughts about reading,books,etc.

People used to read on scrolls before books, now with the internet people read mostly by scrolling.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:37 PM   #2
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Some of the oldest surviving texts are preserved on clay tablets. Today many of us read digital texts on electronic tablets. Have we come full circle?
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:05 PM   #3
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Is the pen really mightier than the sword?

and if so, Would that make the keyboard mightier than a machine gun?

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Old 09-29-2019, 09:13 PM   #4
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Some of the oldest surviving texts are preserved on clay tablets. Today many of us read digital texts on electronic tablets. Have we come full circle?
Considering people are also increasingly communicating with emojis/gifs, like ancient egyptian hieroglyphics, then yes we've come full circle.
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Old 10-06-2019, 11:21 AM   #5
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If chimpanzees could write, what kind of books would they write about?
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:13 PM   #6
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If chimpanzees could write, what kind of books would they write about?
The Art of Throwing Poop
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:50 PM   #7
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The Art of Throwing Poop
Here's a few more:

Zen and the Art of Tree Swinging

The Hairless Ape: Friend or Foe?

Walking Upright for Dummies
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Here's a few more:

Zen and the Art of Tree Swinging

The Hairless Ape: Friend or Foe?

Walking Upright for Dummies
Are We Alone in the Universe? aka Are There Other Intelligent Species Out There?
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:32 PM   #9
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:03 PM   #10
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:42 PM   #11
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Why can't you judge a book by it's cover?
I don't know.

But since I only finish a bit more than half the books I start, it's true for me.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:12 AM   #12
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Why can't you judge a book by it's cover?
Because you can't judge a chimpanzee by its fur?
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:32 AM   #13
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When you see the writing on the wall is that good or bad?
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It is certainly bad if you see it coming closer and closer from a speeding car with broken brakes.
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