Category Archives: reading

Writing Post-Gutenberg Narratives for the Web

Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox is geared to web usability for business intra-nets and e-commerce. It isn’t the final word on usability, but I’ve long appreciated his advocacy of web accessibility for computer users with disabilities. Nielsen’s latest column raises some provocative … Continue reading






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A Gavroche Retrospective

When I began quoting and commenting on Les Misérables in September — I’ll call it blog-reading — I didn’t know exactly why I was doing it or where it would lead. I needed content to work with to learn the … Continue reading






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Seductive Reading: Thérèse Philosophe

Gustave Courbet. A Young Woman Reading. 1866/1868. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The best reading is forbidden reading, rapt reading, reading with wild abandon until you are done with it, until it has had its way with you. The … Continue reading






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