Canadian novelist and cultural critic
WORDS ABOUT WORDS
This shows the limitations of the electronic form: It can't get too ambitious. There's no way you can address difficult philosophical or political issues in a single screen, or even in three screens of brightly illustrated, incandescent text. And three screens is about as much as I can patiently read on a computer. Apparently this is the limitation of language itself: Weighty ideas require actual weight.
Russell Smith, Canadian novelist and cultural critic, The Globe and Mail, April 13, 2006
Posted on April 13, 2006 at 10:19 AM