May 19, 2009 Leave a comment
An instant-message exchange after I recommended Bart D. Ehrman’s The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot, which I listened to over the weekend:
- I read very little outside my job. All my "intake" is audio.
- oh that’s right
- I keep forgetting
- you "read" all this sophisticated and complex stuff, I keep figuring it’s print
- I keep encountering the claim in early-Christian history that most people who knew these texts were illiterate, but not necessarily uninterested. And so they’d have the texts read to them, usually in groups.
- Other than the group part, that sounds like me and my iPhone.
- I’m like a modern-day illiterate.
- One benefit for Nathalie is that I volunteer to do pretty much anything that allows me to focus and listen: shopping, errands, dishes, dinner, yard work …
- Gary North recommends carrying a book whenever you’re out in the world, so you don’t waste time standing in lines or sitting in waiting rooms. That’s what I do, minus the physical book.
- I realized the other day that I was standing in an especially slow line at the store but didn’t bother switching since I was interested in what I was listening to.
- I like the modern day illiterate claim
- you should blog that
- will do