i think i've found a new tagline
The man who has subtly beseeched us to commiserate with the lonely and misunderstood people toiling in offices and talking on phone sex lines has momentarily transformed into a cavalier ruffian who scoffs at regular people for having the temerity to express their enthusiasm on Amazon and who likewise suggests that all blogs are “earnest and dispensable.”
Did the New Yorker Make Nicholson Baker Elitist? at edrants.com
It's going to take a herculean effort not to have Edward Champion's post influence how I read Nicholson Baker's New Yorker piece re. the Kindle. On the brighter side, I think "earnest and dispensable" could end up being my site's new tagline.