Monday, August 23, 2010

*Everyday Chatter

iPad e-book lover says, "People approach me and ask to see it, to touch it, how much I like it... That rarely happens with dead-tree books." And all that pad prodding is desirable? [NYT]

Can you help identify a window into Coney's past? [ATZ]

Check out photos from Andy Levin's Coney Island. [NYT]

Why do people wait in long lines for Clinton St. Baking? [Eater]

St. Mark's/Crusty
style goes supermodel. [EVG]

Cigar aficionados come for Guss' former pickle shop. [BB]

Grand Street's Italian food store signs. [ENY]


Erika said...

So basically, when one reads on iPads they are seeking the attention that comes from an expensive piece of electronic gadgetry.

I love my books and don't give a shit about the "stigma" that comes from reading them in a public place. I'm reading my books (dead tree books -- which are no better than electronic ones which also exploit the natural resources of third world countries and produce a huge amount of electronic waste once they become out of style) for myself, and only for myself.

Plus, I love the feel of paper, and the smell of ink.

Jeremiah Moss said...

say a prayer that the phrase "dead tree book" does not become like "snail mail," the ugly new term for the real thing. awful.

Jeremiah Moss said...

jesus, i missed that part about the social stigma of reading in public. are they fucking serious? who says so? the ex-football players and cheerleaders, all those "extroverts" who are everywhere now?

would this statement have been made in the NY Times 10 or 20 years ago?

Laura Goggin Photography said...

Interesting. I was reading a "dead-tree book" last night and a woman approached me and wanted to see it, touch it, asked me how much I liked also easily survived the rain.

Anonymous said...

uh, when was reading ever uncool? Oh c'mon, I cannot believe this!

dead tree books?

Is this some kind of joke? Only, I'm not laughing but feeling very angry after reading the nytimes article about the ipad. I don't give a crap about it. Oh dear, I have to plan where I am going to hide when I next take a book outside in public.

another dozen 'dead tree' bookstores just died

fifilaru said...

As long as they don't ask to lick it. I eBook readers and paper books. But I can drop a paper books and not lose an entire library.

BrooksNYC said...

The fact that people will wait an hour for pancakes speaks to Clinton Street Baking Co's powerful lemming appeal. Because really and great could a pancake be?

Lemtastically great, apparently.

Caleo said...

I would like to know who came up with the term " dead tree books ". Because it's far worse than snail mail, it actually tries to completely negate a paper book by associating it with death, or the dead. A dead thing, like the brains of the ninnies who read on Kindles and Ibooks.