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Re: Orphans, etc.
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- Subject: Re: Orphans, etc.
- From: Alex Holzman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:19:08 EDT
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I confess, I'd drafted a somewhat dark statement of my own in response M. Guedon's characterization of an entire profession's humanity. Joe's chosen a much more lighthearted and constructive path to which I gladly defer. The rest of us on this list should follow his example and return to our customary level of civility. Alex Holzman Director Temple University Press Email: email@example.com http://www.temple.edu/tempress On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 8:31 PM, Joseph Esposito <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > What grim and dark mood has fallen on this thread? Here we > have David Prosser: > > "It's interesting and maybe tells us something in addition to > list participants stating their opinions. Of course, when such > studies reinforce our prejudices we cite them; when they don't, > we invent charming analogies to show why they can't possibly be > true." > > I think the proper response to this statement is "Speak for > yourself." I am astonished by this display of cynicism about > sources and citations on a list dedicated to librarianship and > scholarly communications. > > And here we have Jean-Claude: > > "It is true that print has transformed documents into > merchandise, into goods; that does not mean that other forms of > value are not present. Henry James' novels were sold less and > less as he grew older. By Joe Esposito's criterion, Henry > James' novels were worth nothing or little more than nothing > for a while before coming back to some (moderate) level of > (commercial) value more recently." > > Of course, I never said or thought any such thing. And to use > my personal favorite, Henry James, as a shibboleth is cruel. > What I did say is that asking people to pay an economic price > when they themselves have no economic benefit is not realistic. > > Gentlemen, lighten up! I am with Lambeth Strether: "Live! > Live all you can!" > > Joe Esposito > > Joseph J. Esposito > Portable CEO > email@example.com > @josephjesposito > +Joseph Esposito