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Old 10-21-2007, 08:53 PM   #25241
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The OED defines a gobbet as a "piece, lump , esp. of raw flesh or food". The second (modern) definition is more relevant: extract from a text especially set for translation or comment in examination
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:23 AM   #25242
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Old 10-22-2007, 12:41 AM   #25244
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what will i find at the sun, bigger one?
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Lots of fun, silly one.
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:34 AM   #25246
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*raises eyebrows*
What sort of fun?
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:12 AM   #25247
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I don't see how books are inherently superior to movies and games. I've enjoyed all of them equally.
They're not superior, per se. On the contrary, the art of reading a book has quietly started on its way out, since the advent of other forms of media in the past decade or so. Within another decade, the book as entertainment will have less niche appeal than an opera does now. Which is partly why, now, some persons have difficulty doing large amounts of reading, as they're more accustomed to visual entertainment. We prefer to see ancient artifacts in museums, as opposed to reading of them in books; we prefer to watch war films, than read a book on WWII; we prefer to watch 300, than read a historical account of the Battle of Thermopylae. And now we have the internet and photo-realistic games to boot. How long can the obsolete paper-and-cardboard assemblies of tradition hold out?


And history books are totally dull. Well, can be.
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They're not superior, per se. On the contrary, the art of reading a book has quietly started on its way out, since the advent of other forms of media in the past decade or so. Within another decade, the book as entertainment will have less niche appeal than an opera does now. Which is partly why, now, some persons have difficulty doing large amounts of reading, as they're more accustomed to visual entertainment. We prefer to see ancient artifacts in museums, as opposed to reading of them in books; we prefer to watch war films, than read a book on WWII; we prefer to watch 300, than read a historical account of the Battle of Thermopylae. And now we have the internet and photo-realistic games to boot. How long can the obsolete paper-and-cardboard assemblies of tradition hold out?


And history books are totally dull. Well, can be.
I've definitely cut down on reading because of my adventure gaming. I'll never stop reading though, I'm sure since I love it too much. And I believe that books in the form they have now will continue to exist for a long, long time.
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I SHOULD read more.
I keep thinking of buying some Lovecraft, but I ne'er get round to it.
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Not really. What's eating up my time is the insane amount of reading I'm required to do in order to write these gobbets (and don't ask me what "gobbets" are, since explaining properly would be hard).
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They're not superior, per se. On the contrary, the art of reading a book has quietly started on its way out, since the advent of other forms of media in the past decade or so. Within another decade, the book as entertainment will have less niche appeal than an opera does now. Which is partly why, now, some persons have difficulty doing large amounts of reading, as they're more accustomed to visual entertainment. We prefer to see ancient artifacts in museums, as opposed to reading of them in books; we prefer to watch war films, than read a book on WWII; we prefer to watch 300, than read a historical account of the Battle of Thermopylae. And now we have the internet and photo-realistic games to boot. How long can the obsolete paper-and-cardboard assemblies of tradition hold out?


And history books are totally dull. Well, can be.
But, excluding reading at night, books require no power to be read. Everything else you mention needs power.
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But, excluding reading at night, books require no power to be read. Everything else you mention needs power.
True, but almost everyone these days has power.
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True, but almost everyone these days has power.
For now.
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Indeed.
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Hey, whatevah'.
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