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May 31, 2014

The 4:01 a.m. post

I've always considered this slot to be the one to experiment with; in fact, I dropped it for a few months last year (before my recent 4.5 month hiatus) out of laziness more that anything else, such that five rather than six daily posts became de rigeur, and it wasn't as if a great clamor arose in its absence.

Since about half my readers are from the U.S. and Canada, I figure they're mostly asleep when it appears, and who knows if people go back later in the day to view stuff that happened while they were in dreamland?

Anyway, last December I got the bright idea of reading my 2002 book "Quantations" out loud in its entirety while wearing Google Glass and featuring Gray Cat as the main event with the pages of the paperback version of the book I was reading from visible onscreen in the screen as well.

That was kind of fun while it lasted, 10 daily episodes lasting about five minutes each.

Up top is the first episode, which in January — along with all the others — disappeared from bookofjoe but not YouTube, where they've always resided.

As I watch it, I'm reminded of Norway's Slow TV, where not much happens but for a much longer time.

May 31, 2014 at 04:01 AM | Permalink


FWIW, you can count me as one who goes back and reads them all. In fact, I let the daily posts flow as they will before entering dreamland. bookofjoe is to my day as dessert is to a meal.

Posted by: Tom | May 31, 2014 10:24:00 PM

Happy to see Quantations again.

Posted by: Marianne | May 31, 2014 1:28:12 PM

slow + cat

Posted by: Flautist | May 31, 2014 4:19:03 AM

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