About Ernesto Martínez

Bookstore manager, husband and father. This three summarizes what I am. <br />I have been developing a growing interest in ebooks, not only as a reader but as producer.

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  • Ernesto shared from The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
    One unlikely Luddite was also one of the first long-term beneficiaries. Plato (channeling the nonwriter Socrates) warned that this technology meant impoverishment: For this invention will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn to use it, because they will not practice their memory. Their trust in writing, produced by external characters which are no part of themselves, will discourage the use of their own memory within them. You have invented an elixir not of memory, but of reminding; and you offer your pupils the appearance of wisdom, not true wisdom.
    Note: crazy to think of plato as afraid of the technology of writing
  • Ernesto shared from The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
    All forms of knowledge achieved stability and permanence, not because paper was more durable than papyrus but simply because there were many copies.
    Note: Son las copias? O el hecho que el conocimiento esté impreso (sea físico).
  • Ernesto shared from a Personal Document
    Los índices de lectura en España no auguran que disponer de libros a dos euros y descarga inmediata vaya a producir el milagro de que abandonemos los bares y nos enclaustremos con una tableta a leer como descosidos, por más que los libros tengan vídeo, audio e interacción con el lector.
    Note: Esto también puede aplicarse a nuestro medio.
  • Ernesto shared from And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
    But for the moment Pari sits. She shuts her eyes, as the coffeemaker begins to gurgle, and she finds behind her eyelids hills that stand soft and a sky that stands high and blue, and the sun setting behind a windmill, and always, always, hazy strings of mountains that fall and fall away on the horizon.
    Note: Conmovedor.
  • Ernesto shared from And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
    Abdullah, who spent hours every week lugging buckets of water from Shadbagh’s communal well, marveled at a life where water was just a twist of the hand away.
    Note: Y si miramos el mundo desde esta perspectiva ?
(La Paz, Bolivia)
Ernesto Martínez