'Shufflebrain is not written for a readership of technical specialists. It is for a general audience, for the cornfield...
'Shufflebrain is not written for a readership of technical specialists. It is for a general audience, for the cornfield philosophers of the world, the cab driver who packs works of Carl Sandburg along with the salami sandwich and the banana, the librarian who arrives extra early each morning to sample the infinity of treasures among the stacks; for the student who studies because of the hunger to know, and the teacher who teaches for the same reason; for the journalist whose curiosity becomes sharpened instead of dulled by the daily brush against new events and novel ideas; for the life scout who camps on a ridge overlooking a great meandering river and uses the day's last good light for reading; for the lovers of thought-the true keepers of civilization-whoever they are.But in spite of its informal style, this book is not a popularization of a technical topic. It is a definitive statement of the subject, not a surrogate or a shadowy hint of it. My intent is to involve the reader intimately in the inner workings of the whole story. And when I resort to the generic we, I mean the reader and me, together, not a group of experts in armchairs dispensing wisdom.'
Nov 10, 2000
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