Current debate about contemporary life, ancient historical issues, and just about everything in between in different languages
One day, I paid for a book in a bookshop. The shopkeeper said something about it being a first edition. I explained I do not care what hich edition it wa because I will still scribble my notes inside. He was horrified as if I were destroying something precious. But I had already paid, so it was my property.
The older the book is, the more likely the book will have yellowy pages, as if read by sickenizing smokers.
Edition 1 and edition 10 have the same content. So why does a 1st edition have a higher price-tag ?
What is so sentimentally great about a 1st edition. signed or otherwise ?
Likewise the Mona Lisa costs lots of money. But I have seen artists chalk it onto the paving stones from memory.
If I break into a house and photograph the Mona Lisa, then I have not stolen it. The owner retains possession.
Yet if I copy it, I am labelled as a fraudster. My version could be equally ugly as the original. Can you see the gross injustice ?
Likewise the Mona Lisa costs lots of money. But I have seen artists chalk it onto the paving stones from memory
I have seen artists absolutely reproduce the Mona Lisa Painting and selling it for a fraction of the cost, and right there in France... my daughter has one!