I just read an essay from Chris J. Wilson on his micro.blog (a platform which sounds interesting but not interesting enough). I wanted to have a conversation about the essay entitled I Still Love Paper. You can imagine why given all the thinking I do about good tools (paper is a damn good tool), fountain pens, writing, and so on. I wanted to write back that I find myself thinking in a near-parallel with him. We part ways on the calendar — his is in the cloud, mine is on the page — but agree that paper is a delight. I wonder what he might make of my thinking about good tools. I bet we could get somewhere mostly because we don't agree about everything.
What I want from conversation and connection boils down to this Aaron Sorkin quote from his great show Sports Night:
Chris J. Wilson has no way to contact him on his micro.blog. I understand why, but what a pity to not be able to make that connection and have that conversation.
Alan Jacobs in The Pleasures Of Reading In An Age Of Distraction adds this: