Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Remembering Holden

There's a nice moment in The Catcher in the Rye when Holden Caufield expresses the desire to call the author after he finishes a good book. Indeed I've always enjoyed the occasional fan email.
I bring this up because The SF Chronicle has a feature I haven't seen in other papers: a live email link to an article's author. The LA Times gives an author's email address but it's a dead link. At the Chronicle one tap gets you into an email and another gets you back at your spot in the paper.

Thus I find myself thanking writers for good work, as I did a moment ago on an analysis of the Oscar app that I thought was right on.

1 comment:

Pip said...

Yeah, but then Philip Pirrip was the original "Catcher in the Rye." You might say that he started the practice of thanking various authors--standing outside the text as he often did. So, does that make Dickens Postmodern?