Thursday February 11th, 2010

A Rare Twitter Recommendation

If you’re on Twitter, I recommend following Alain de Botton. (And hey, while you’re at it, why not follow The Second Pass.) De Botton isn’t always uplifting, but he’s good at the form. Three of his recent posts:

The book will be killed not directly by new technology but by the monkey mind it breeds. The issue is concentration, not royalties.

Writing opens up the otherwise unusual prospect of being violently disliked by strangers & training oneself not to mind.

Embarking on another book, writers seldom dare note that few of their favourite authors ever wrote more than 2 or 3 works they really loved.