Sunday, June 22, 2008

Department of Rosy Rear View

Lede to an otherwise decent post by Persona Non Data:
Publishing used to be predictable across generations. Parents read the same books in the same manner as their children and grandchildren.
Really? It did? Readers in 1946 read the same books -- or even the same kind of books -- as those in 1968 and 1993? This is not true for my universe, though it may possibly have been the case wherever Persona Non Data is posting from.

C'mon, folks. Just because things are changing now, in new and sometimes frightening ways, doesn't mean that they never changed before. Things are always changing, and Dad's marketing team sweated just as hard as yours does.

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