Interview with Ben Schott, author of the

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 05, 2007

Interview with Ben Schott, author of the Schott's Miscellany books. It sounds like we have a lot in common, job-wise. "One of the metaphors of what I do that I like is a sort of curator. Often it's a question of finding information that might've otherwise been undiscovered or neglected or not focused upon. What's fun — and I think this is one of the great joys of curating — is making juxtapositions." I liked this bit too: "I think it's easier to be snarky than it is to be decent. Anything to get a smile. It doesn't last. And actually, it does date."