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  • Monday Musings

    It's so funny how some things we loved from our past really don't hold up to the test of time. In August I posted a wedding picture for my 27th Anniversary. My daughters are still picking on my hat (it was very cool in 1986 when I was getting married).

     Likewise, I've recently read a couple of books that i loved 15-20 years ago. It's so funny the little things that seem so strange now. Whether it was looking for a pay phone, or having a manuscript mailed or any of a myriad of other technical details that were perfectly up to date when written, but which brought a chuck to me today. 

    More and more authors are re-releasing their older works as ebooks. Should they update them when they do, or should books be left as is? I'm really curious because I can honestly see both sides of the issue. For the sake of new readers, why put them off by being so dated. For the traditionalist, do we really want to see Gatsby with a cell phone. OK, that might be overselling the issue, but I'm curious. What do you think?


    About the book thing. Please don't ridicule the hat. It seemed like a good idea at the time...