Saturday, May 23, 2009

Quote of the moment...

"Quill, n. An implement of torture yielded by a goose and commonly wielded by an ass. This use of the quill is now obsolete, but its modern equivalent, the steel pen, is wielded by the same everlasting Presence."
-Ambrose Bierce 'The Devil's Dictionary'
That quote popped up in a random Google Search this evening. Wonderful. First Google brings us ads that (allegedly) predict our desires from page content; now they've branched out into prophecy? You know, it occurs to me that if they thought the ALA, publishers and the Author's Guild were touch customers, they've got some nerve muscling-in on the streetcorner guys with the "End is Nigh" signs.

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