The quiet was part of the meaning, part of the mind
Wallace Stevens, “The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm”
Some are frustrated by the language barrier. They feel it is irrational. They equate immediate access to very single bit of information as liberating. They do not understand that even in a world of immediate access, cultural artifacts such as texts are always mediated by myriad cultural and economic institutions. True, these mediations are often negative and distorting. But is that necessarily the case?