L.A. Telephone Book

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The first volume of Brian Kim Stefans’s L.A. Telephone Book was posted online at the tail end of 2012 and has racked up 5500 downloads so far. If you’re interested in “experimental” writing that is being done by writers in Los Angeles, then here’s the address:

http://www.mediafire.com/view/gxqkj7fw39lndkn/LATelephoneBookVol1.pdf

In posting this recommendation, it behooves any of us who click on this link to acknowledge in our hearts the debt we owe to Douglas C. Engelbart, whose visions of computer technology have empowered all who are using this equipment to expand the possibilities of literate citizenship. In the past, one of the ways we posthumously honored someone who had made an important contribution was to issue a likeness on a postage stamp. Given the rate at which the post office is being dismantled by Congress, it is unlikely that Douglas C. Engelbart will have such an honor, but he deserves it.