No. of Recommendations: 7
On Social Media:

"Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community ... but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

-Umberto Eco

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umberto_Eco#Studies_on_media_c...

Recommended Eco reading/viewing (the illustrations are pure distilled erudition):

History of Beauty
On Ugliness
The Book of Legendary Lands
The Infinity of Lists

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=books+by+umberto+eco&i=stripb...

'Hound (too often an idiot)


P.S. Runner-up QOTD:

Copying from one learned text is called plagiarism, Copy from fifty and it's called research. Use one cliché and it's culpable. Use a hundred and it's called Gaudi.

-Philip Spires (reviewing Umberto Eco's Faith in Fakes)

https://www.amazon.com/Faith-Fakes-Hyperreality-Umberto-Eco/...

;-)
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