Friday, May 07, 2004

It's not official until it's in the paper.

Tom Mangan starts off an interesting post at Prints the Chaff with the following observation:

Last Saturday I saw the San Francisco Giants defeat the Florida Marlins. I knew the score but I had to read the Merc's account of the game in Sunday's paper. I'm habitually going to the Internet Movie Database or to read reviews on movies I've already seen.

I imagine most avid readers have similar tendencies; we read for the joy of translating and digesting the written word, but also because it validates our experiences.

Quite right. I feel great sadness for folk who deprive themselves of this pleasure.


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