Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Taking stock

Word of the day: pa-per (noun) A substance made from wood pulp, rags, straw, or other fibrous material, usually in thin sheets, used to bear writing or printing, for wrapping things, etc.

When reading a magazine, does anyone else ever notice that sometimes the paper stock is suddenly different and then you stop and feel the two different stocks and try and determine how much of the book is on one stock and how much is on the other stock and if it’s just one form or if, say, half of the book is on another stock and you try and guess the weight of the paper and then make up scenarios in your head about why the stock changed and even contemplate writing the magazine to ask why this happened, out of professional curiosity?


It’s just me?


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