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April 10, 2002
Titles that lack subtitles ... is there anything worse?
Enraged email from Stig O. Walsh. He's taken enormous offence at my remarks about notebook protectors, and is shocked that I'm "trivialising such an important topic."
In my defence, however, I would point out that trivialising notebook protectors, or trivialising anything, is not necessarily easy. In my case, it was something I had to work up to. I had to go to a special school and everything.
But, in an indirect manner, Stig has made me aware that Sonata for Unfinished Yelling is just that. It's just a title. A title that's aimlessly floating around in space. The kind of title that could mean anything to anyone. The kind of title that lacks an image, a concept, a word, to anchor it, to explain itself. It doesn't have what modern, well-designed, award-winning titles have.
It doesn't have a subtitle.
So, in what will probably turn out to be a futile bid to stave off legal action coming from the direction of Stig, this could well be the moment to try a subtitle out. How does this look to you?
Sonata for Unfinished Yelling: An Exploration of Notebook Protectors
plus occasional discussion about other, less important stuff
Or perhaps this:
Sonata for Unfinished Yelling: The Art and Science of Notebook Protectors
like, as if there's anything else worth talking about
Sonata for Unfinished Yelling: An Ongoing Tribute to Stig O. Walsh
with intermittent positive remarks about notebook protectors and Stig's legal teamPosted by Sean Hegarty at 01:54 AM in the SoFo on SoFo category | Comments (0)
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