& it’s also important to note that a well-made physical facsimile has many advantages—the most important one being that the reader actually gets the sense of a book as an object: its size, weight, materiality (sometimes), how it moves, etc. A physical reproduction definitely gets closer to the real thing, but that’s one reason why I’m not interested in making them—they’re too close sometimes, and the closer they get the wider the gap between the facsimile and the real thing becomes, like listening to an MP3 that is slightly “pixelated”—it’s frustrating—you can hear it enough to know that you’d like to hear it clearly. Sometimes it’s just better to listen to the MOOG version, the electronic translation, and appreciate the difference.

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