“Eat, Sancho my friend,” said Don Quixote, “sustain life, which matters to you more than to me, and let me die at the hands of my thoughts and by means of my misfortunes. I, Sancho, was born to live by dying, and you to die by eating.”
-Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
I’d like to take a quick moment to apologize to the subscribers of The 100 Greatest Books Challenge who’ve been receiving multiple emails a day with random quotes from the Classic Quote-a-Thon. In WordPress, Schedule and Publish are, for reasons exactly no one thought through, THE SAME BUTTON, and whether that button decides to appear/function as Schedule or Publish apparently depends on WordPress’s momentary whims. Like, I will select the date for publication, and then move the cursor to Schedule, and watch in horror as the button changes to Publish in the split second it takes my finger to press down. And then I will scream mean things at my computer and decide life is no longer worth living, only to rally a few minutes later until the whole thing happens again.
Now that you know the truth, I hope you will pity rather than hate me for all the annoying emails. I am not being careless with your inbox. Indeed, I care deeply about your inbox, especially if it includes me. I am very sorry. And while I cannot promise it won’t happen again (WordPress has obviously hatched an elaborate conspiracy against me), I can promise I will continue to feel terrible for the pain I have caused.
Anyway, happy reading to those of you who still believe there are forces of good in the world, and that those forces are books and ideas and words and people rather than those conniving bastards we call machines.