Tuesday, September 8, 2009

France Will Oppose Google

France will formally oppose Google's plan to digitize books. Frédéric Mitterrand, the minister of culture, who charmed the UMP's Jeunes Pops this weekend with a little softshoe comedy routine, will sign the order today.

I might add that I don't find M. Mitterrand as charming as do the UMP youngsters. I can't quite put my finger on why. Normally I appreciate irony, and M. Mitterrand is nothing if not ironic, but there's a certain lack of frankness in his character, a pleasure in the wearing of veils, a bit too much ostentation in the display of cultivation, and a demeanor that I find retors. But I judge from a distance and could be quite wrong.

1 comment:

Leo said...

Art,
do read his book "La mauvaise vie" and maybe your opinion will improve (or worsen).