Four reasons why books about serial killers leave me cold

June 19th, 2011 by Zirk van den Berg § 0 comments § permalink

I like crime stories and even write them on occasion, but I avoid reading books about serial killers and refuse to watch a minute of the TV series Dexter. Here’s why: » Read the rest of this entry «

Say, aren’t books just wondrous data strings?

May 28th, 2011 by Zirk van den Berg § 0 comments § permalink

A book is a string of words, and reading is the experience of that data stream. For centuries, we wrote and read on paper. Then, somewhere in the 1980s, we started writing on screens. But we still read on paper for a decade or two. This is now changing with ebooks. » Read the rest of this entry «

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