Readerville.com has been an important on-line community for me for a very, very long time. It came as a shock to me when it folded. I’ve made lasting friendships there, so in that respect it lives on.
What also lives on is the wonderful Readerville Journal. It’s invariable captivating. For example, an article noting a wonderful blog, How books got their titles (http://garydexter.blogspot.com/). Ever wonder why The Medium is the Massage isn’t The Medium is the Message?
Massage? Shouldn’t that be “message”? Well, yes, it should. When the book came back from the typesetter there was a misprint in the title. According to his son Eric, McLuhan took one look at it and exclaimed, “Leave it alone! It’s great, and right on target!”.
This is an amazing blog. The author, Gary Dexter, is quite a researcher. “Why not Catch 21?” How can one resist?
One of the things I loved about Readerville.com is that I learned so much: the same goes for Readerville Journal. Bravo!