A current working hypothesis is that the Guodian “Laozi” [only 40% of the “received version”] should be attributed to Laozi, also called Lao Dan, a contemporary of Confucius who may have outlived him, and that the remainder, the non-Guodian text, was the work of an archivist…
Re-reading the Moss Roberts Dao De Jing translation and found this explanation in his intro that I must’ve missed all those years ago.
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Matt Langer’s full time job is apparently to show me things that make me feel bad.

This Archivist calls horseshit on this entire memetic idea that’s been bouncing around for years. People have ever been scrapbooking and related things and yes PARTICULARLY as a mode of self expression. Few Create, most Curate, so it’s ever been even pre-Internet. Get over it. Move on. Make something if you want to. Etc.

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Matt Langer’s full time job is apparently to show me things that make me feel bad.

This Archivist calls horseshit on this entire memetic idea that’s been bouncing around for years. People have ever been scrapbooking and related things and yes PARTICULARLY as a mode of self expression. Few Create, most Curate, so it’s ever been even pre-Internet. Get over it. Move on. Make something if you want to. Etc.

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Bone Folder

This is a bone folder. When I forget the name I call it a bone machine. It is a paper folding tool, made usually from the leg bone of a cow or deer. It is one of those tools that seems very simple but reveals complexity as you use it. Helene has three of various origin. One is old and worn and too small for my hand. The other two are larger, whiter, newer.

When folding paper, you draw the flat belly of the tool from the folded edges of the page towards the spine, then flatten your newly-formed crease with the rounded edges of the tool’s point.

When hand-folding a book’s pages (even a short one, of limited edition) this action must be completed hundreds of times. For the rest of the day you feel the bone’s weight in your fingers even though you’re not holding it. Your mind folds paper as your hand types, rests, chops carrots.

my favorite tool that i use fairly regularly.