Ironically, this not-quite blank page appears in a book on Buddhist philosophy
Pat Gull writes:
Ironic is it not? I suppose it all depends from which way you look at it.
Prof. Oddfellow responds:
From the Buddhist "less is more" perspective, the page should have been left truly blank, without the message stating the obvious and in the process marring the original blankness.
Ina Knowles writes:
I disagree Prof. Oddfellow. Only those in the industry would understand the intent of such a page. As more and more books are sold to the public such devices are appropriate and required.
Off topic. I do hope local bookstores sort the sales war with the Internet shops. They may be in for a rather humiliating revenue quarter but then again they if they are in the book selling business; expect competition from all directions.
Kelly Nilges writes:
Brilliant twist on René Magritte's "The Treachery of Images", Prof. Oddfellow!Jonathan Caws-Elwitt
Re. "less is more": Perhaps the idea was that making the blank page slightly less blank in effect makes it blanker?
This is clearly a reference to the STRANGERS WITH CANDY episode, "The Blank Page," in which Jerri learns that reading and writing can be dangerous.
Prof. Oddfellow writes:
Jonathan, that's exquisitely brilliant!