We’re Here to Bury Comments, Not to Praise Them

In the beginning was Marshall McLuhan, who would have celebrated his 98th birthday these days, but more about him later.  When I launched this blog almost two years ago, I decided not to accept comments: I observed how other blogs got inundated with horrific verbiage, often unrelated to the piece the comment was supposed to… Continue reading We’re Here to Bury Comments, Not to Praise Them

Will books and Libraries dodofy anytime soon?

The New Yorker is a powerfully engaging read. Before his untimely death in a car crash, the wonderfully versatile Rob Amato e-spoke to me about his plan (or was it still a dream?) of creating a local paper called The Johannesburger, what a mouth-watering prospect this would have been.