Monday, November 9, 2009


I firmly believe that a person such as myself who can't make music (aside from drumming, tuneless singing, etc.) can't understand it in the way that a practitioner can. In general, I think it's hard to understand a system that you can't perturb.

Andrew Gelman, in a comment on a comment on a post on Joshua Clover's 1989.


Andrew Gelman said...

Hey--I'm glad to see that someone reads the comments on our blog! Just to see if anyone reads these comments . . .
If anyone wants my copy of Clover's 1989 (now that I'm through with it), just email me your name and address and I'll mail it to you!

Helen DeWitt said...

Well, I'd love to have a copy, but it feels like bad manners to be the first to volunteer.