Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Finally..books for today's busy idiot

It's an idea whose time has come I guess.
Wiki Summaries of books for those who don't have the time or inclination to read anything longer than a few paragraphs, or who don't need to pass the test.
It bears noting that the summary for Twilight is about three times the length of the summary for Macbeth.

She should have died hereafter, there would have been a time for such a word.
Or...perhaps not.

Posted by David

2 comments:

shoes said...

I am very hopefully thinking that this ("It bears noting that the summary for Twilight is about three times the length of the summary for Macbeth") is more related to the sort of phenomenon mentioned in The Rebel Sell (and countless other places I'm sure) where the authors point out that if you ask fish what it's like to live in the ocean they'd probably neglect to mention it's wet - because that's so obvious. Twilight gets a longer summary because less of the plotline is common knowledge to the wiki audience... right? RIGHT?

- Shannon

how to furnish a room said...

Hey Shannon, yeah I'm sure you're right, it just upsets me.
Twas ever thus, I suppose

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