Stop buying books?

Steve Fox srfox at
Mon Jul 25 20:54:27 EDT 2005

I buy, and read, a lot of books, and have for 50 years, but I think  
that reading as we know it will be a cultural artifact in the first  
world by the end of this century, practiced by only a few academics  
and eccentric hobbyists.  Speech recognition and generation, in  
conjunction with neural interfaces, are now at the same primitive  
stage of development as Franklin's key-on-a-kitestring experiments  
were 250 years ago; by 2100, they will be advanced well beyond  
functional levels and applications that we are currently capable of  


Happy Birthday to me.

On Jul 25, 2005, at 8:05 PM, Peter C. Patton wrote:

We cant stop buying books. Ecclesiastes 12:12 says
"There is no end to this buying of books."

Pete Patton, ML collector with 800 ML volumes

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