Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Great Regulars: "People feel creeped out about this

sharing of private information," says Joseph Turow, professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication and author of The Daily You: How the New Advertising Industry Is Defining Your Identity and Your Work. "But they are allowing it, partly because they want to get stuff done, also because they don't know how to stop it, and because they don't yet see an urgent reason to do so."

from John Timpane: The Philadelphia Inquirer: Is Google privacy shift a net loss? Users differ


[Eugenio] Montale was the most important Italian poet of the 20th century--according to me, but most who read a great deal of poetry would agree (and Italy had many fine poets in those 100 years). Soldier in World War I, journalist, well-traveled literary and music critic, he was awarded the 1975 Nobel Prize for Literature, six years before his death. It wasn't until the 1970s that readers and translators in English began to wake up in numbers to his precise, somber voice.

from John Timpane: The Philadelphia Inquirer: A poet in splendid translation


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