Classic bookbinding is an art form like painting or sculpture.True, it's just that fewer and fewer books are being printed these days, and if they are most are cheapo paperbacks. I appreciate a very nicely bound leather book but you just don't see them all that much anymore.The one thing I thought was cool was that he developed all sorts of tools and devices for his craft. We all do that of course. I've had to create databases for crime analysis, tracking citations, tracking abandoned bikes, creating maps of things on campus, etc. His inventions were physical tools to do his job, mine are basically computer programs to turn a bunch of disparate data into something that makes sense, can be quantified (and gotten rid of if need be), etc. I suppose the main difference is his tools are more universally applicable than mine and thus worth more (my tools are very tailored towards the other systems we have here, even to the physical environment of the campus itself!)
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