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James Wolcott laments the loss of personalized conspicuous consumption that goes with putting down a paperback and picking up a Kindle:

How can I impress strangers with the gem-like flame of my literary passion if it

2 comments

You threw in that bit about wearing a monocle just so you could use the new smiley, didn’t you?

Well, I also think that Wolcott’s essay eminently merits the monocle gesture. In fact, it seems to be written while giving the monocle gesture to itself.

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