Book of Athyra

Wed Jun 4 12:02:38 PDT 2003

>From: "Iain E. Davis" <feaelin at kemenel.org>
> > From: Warlord [mailto:warlord at dragon.com]
> > Someone once argued the opinion that if you are comfortable reading
> > a piece of material, then you are not learning anything.
>I'd probably agree with that.  However...one doesn't always want to _learn_
>something.  There is a difference between "escape entertainment" and
>"entertained intelluctually" I think. :)

I have always thought that I can learn from a good book and that I will 
learnt without noticing it or making any effort with a VERY good book. 
Gaert's example of Asimov is really good.

> > In my opinion, this is why an "acquired taste" is more likely
> > to be a sophisticated one, especially if you did not entirely
> > agree with it before you started to consider it.
>In moderation, I'd say this is true.  There are _some_ things one shouldn't
>(or possibly can't) acquire a taste for...:).
>For me, I like sprinklings of new mixed with a steady diet of the familiar.
>:).  If we were talking about food, I wouldn't mind a new dish once in a
>while, but something new every day, bleah. :). But then, I'm content if I
>had something like meat & potatoes every day...:)

De: Gaertk at aol.com (in order to include the other position)

>If I have to "acquire a taste" for something to be considered
>sophisticated, then count me out.

Here I agree with Ian. In Spain we use to say that Don Quixote is read in 
different ways according to reader's age: childs fall sleep, teenagers 
laugh, young adults enjoy it and senior adults nod to it.

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