A separate business entity would probably be a better fit.
This is what Milton means in his sublime “Areopagitica,” as necessary now as it was in 1644, when he asserted that “books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.”
Five more reasons to love living in Oakland.
BTW, if you find this essay interesting, be sure to check out Yuval Noah Hariri's book Sapiens, which is precisely an attempt at this kind of "big history" of our species. It covers familiar ground, but makes it new. I knew I had to read it when I saw a review by where he said he'd read it three times, and I have to say that it doesn't disappoint. You can find that here: http://www.amazon.com/Sapiens-Humankind-Yuval-Noah-Harari/dp/0062316095/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both."
Lawrence Pearsall Jacks
(Often incorrectly attributed to James Michener)
Thanks so much to Giancarlo Gonzalez, who recited this one to me by heart. I will have to add it to my repertoire!
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