Saturday, March 06, 2010

The Importance of Titles

Jean Harlow-not reading.

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Would you pick up this book if the price was right or it was at your library?



Erik Donald France said...

Titles are definitely important.

Deb said...

$60 is too rich for my blood, but if it were in the library, I'd give it a peek.

The picture of Jean Harlow NOT reading reminded me of the final scene in the movie "Dinner at Eight":

Jean Harlow: "I was reading a book the other day--"

Marie Dressler (stumbling in surprise): "You were reading a book?"

Jean Harlow: "Yeah, a real nutty kind of a book. It said that in the future robots are going to take over all human functions."

Marie Dressler: "Oh my dear, I think that's something you will never have to worry about."

pattinase (abbott) said...

That's a great line, Deb.
Important, that's the scary part.

Todd Mason said...

Turns out that Dressler's character was (eventually predictably) entirely wrong...that's just one of the functions that consumer robots of a sophistication greater than that of a Roomba are likely to be aimed at. Leaving aside those who can easily or gingerly satisfied thus by a Roomba.

Todd Mason said...

Important but not by themselves the deal. I sense yet another opportunity for excessive pre-emptive worrying and second-guessing.

pattinase (abbott) said...

How do you know me so well? Not a title I'm thinking about for a ms. but now a story I'm thinking about writing.