call these as many distinctions as possible: analog and digital, produced and real, bourgeois and proletariat, central and distributed, controlled and liberated.
they all speak to the unanimously acknowledged transformation that is taking place in the ways that the world and its people receive, interact, and create information.
on the way from the yucatan, i read bill bullford's autographical book, initially excerpted in the new yorker, "heat: an amateur's adventures as kitchen slave, line cook, pasta-maker, and apprentice to a dante-quoting butcher in tuscany." a simple pleasure in reading as are its numerous descriptions of monumental experiences and extraordinary recipes.
the new digital version of the newyorker contains all of its classic formats, but now with an advanced sensibility, including a new excerpt from bill buford consequent work on french cooking, specifically about "extreme chocolate: the quest for the perfect bean," available for the first time across platforms where readers may comment, question, disagree, or discover the next food movement.
though available to subscribers at no extra charge, the fee should be removed for selected pieces, if not entirely, in order to allow exactly the kind of international, intergenerational, and interaesthetic exchange that is the essence of bill bufford's heat.