by Kelvin Smith
Adding notes in the margins, in pencil, on the screen, someone watches and reads the mixing of a reader’s thought with that of the writer. Sometimes, decades or centuries later, these intrigue, enlighten, amuse or mystify when found in backstreet shop, deepness of a library store, or ignored attic book shelves.
Attempts to recreate lists and pre-create annotations provide ready and mass-produced discovery to replace the receding memory tapestry. Those who can decide, take it upon themselves to interpret, determine and present collections.
Publishers and librarians have become publishing and library directors, or worse, have titles like director of these or those services.