minutia press.

If you're looking for something profound from me, you'll have to wait until I adjust to this new technology. As a dyed-in-the-font LaTeX person, I am recovering from the simple, 10-step process of preparing publications to this new and nifty weblog process. In upcoming posts, I'll reveal the thought behind the name of my site, namely "Minutia Press" but if you want an early hint, go pick up a copy of Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum ; you better wear a truss as the book is heavy in more than one sense of the word.

Little did I know that Eco also wrote a treatise on the "microcomputer" which can be found here .


I actually read Foucault's Pendulum the summer before my sophomore year, which was suggested to me by my crazy super-eccentric-book-loving friend. GOOD BOOK!! It was a bit of a handful for a post-freshman, but it's incredible. I read it on the beach and I would just sit out there all day stuck in it. It took me an entire week to finish, but it was well worth it.

Posted by: Pandaposse at August 27, 2002 12:25 AM

What a coincidence that you would bring up Eco in your very first post, as I've just finished up reading The Name Of The Rose. A very entertaining read, I must say, although it took me a large part of the summer to plow through (I read slow). I'd imagine it would seem a bit obtuse if you don't have some background in the subject material, but it's well worth taking a look at.

Posted by: Lucas at August 28, 2002 3:31 PM