December 01, 2009
Destroying a Book Just Feels So Wrong
I started thinking about transferring a couple to graph paper to enlarge, when inspiration struck. Why don't I just scan these into my computer, then to a disk where I can print them to any size I want and just cut apart.
So, I pulled the scanner out of the closet and set it up in my room. Then, as I played with other things in my room, I went back and forth on the moral dilemna ... Destroying a Book Just Feels So Wrong. It makes it worthless, and can no longer enjoyed with a cup of coffee or shared with a friend. Then, the other side of reason said, heck, I paid my money; who cares. And, back and forth and back and forth. In the end, 'who cares' won out and I pulled out the box cutter and ripped out the binding.
Now, for the next couple days, each time I pass the scanner, I'll feed through another page until all 505 images are appropriately captured. Then, I'll list the book on FreeUse. Perhaps someone around here would like to have a broken down quilt pattern book. Sure hope I use at least a couple of these.