denis dutton - arts & letters daily

A 2000 interview with Denis Dutton, founder of the Arts & Letters Daily site. (Dutton died Dec. 28, 2010.) "The site is intended to expand the reader's sphere of interest. It's a grave mistake in publishing, whether you're talking about Internet or print publication, to try to play to a limited repertoire of established reader interests. A few years ago Bill Gates was boasting that we'll soon have sensors which will turn on the music that we like or show on the walls the paintings we like when we walk into a room. How boring! The hell with our preexisting likes; let's expand ourselves intellectually."

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