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Re: Time machines
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Time machines
- From: "Jack C. Thompson" <tcl@TELEPORT.COM>
- Date: Fri, 2 Oct 1998 01:01:12 -0400
- Message-Id: <199810020501.WAA19822@SUL-Server-2.stanford.edu>
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Was: The Philosophy of Bookbinding.
The Chinese, many years ago, thought that reliable inter-generational
communication was best left to marks made on stone, bone, or pottery
shards; paper was only suitable for intra-generational communication.
Books, unless they are designed to self-destruct in a short time, are our
message to the future.
Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, OR 97217