Monday, April 10, 2006

A Word About Da Vinci

There’s noting that gets my goose more than these stupid spin-off titles of the popular book The Da Vinci Code. I realize the publishers are just trying to make a quick buck. And I can even understand and stomach the “analysis” books. But come on . . . Work Like Da Vinci: Gaining the Creative Advantage in Your Business And Career and The Diet Code: Revolutionary Weight Loss Secrets from Da Vinci and the Golden Ratio. I'm not making these up. The truth is far more serious. Then there is: Da Vinci Method: Break out and Express Your Fire. And the classic: How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci.

Now, let’s take a moment to reflect. Why was the great man Leonardo Da Vinci so extraordinary? BECAUSE HE WAS ORIGIONAL! In his day, while everyone else was reading the lastest diet and self-help books, he was devising new ways of thinking.

The sadest part of these so called “books” is that people are reading them, and worse, people are buying them. “Great! I can learn to be original just like everyone else!”


At 7:39 PM, Blogger smashinglibrarian said...

Ahhhh, Bitter Librarian,
It's so good to see you back blogging. It's been a quiet library world without you.

At 10:06 AM, Blogger bitterlibrarian said...

Thank you. It's been a long few months. But it's good to hear that I'm loved. (In the most bitter-est of ways!)


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