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Tim’s Light Reading (10-6-2011)

[Update: Obviously I wrote this post before the news of Steve Jobs’ passing hit. – TL] 1. Stanley Fish asks: Who is your Stanley Fish? Here’s my favorite passage from the piece: Why? Because were I ever to meet him [i.e. your “Stanley Fish”], the odds are that I would like him (the public record suggests that he is an admirable fellow) and if I liked him it would be hard for me to continue beating up on him. (Despite the proverb, familiarity does not breed contempt.) In fact I would immediately regret, and want to take back, all the Read more