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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Internet Collecting, June 7, 2009
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Julia Penelope (Lubbock, Texas, USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Collecting and the Internet: Essays on the Pursuit of Old Passions Through New Technologies (Paperback)
Whether you're an old hand at collecting on the Internet or not, you're bound to find useful information in this essay collection by buyers and sellers. Many of the essays provide numerous URLs for collecting sites that may not be familiar, but it's the personal experiences of the contributors that provide insight into the learning curve of buying and selling on the Internet. Although you may not collect Kelly dolls or vintage watches, you'll recognize your own experience, or lack thereof, in these stories told with humor, some of it wry. Among the treasures collected for this anthology is an essay by Brenda Oelbaum, the Michigan coordinator for The Feminist Art Project, about collecting diet books to be used for a papier mache Venus of Willendorf.

Whatever your own collecting passion may be, you'll want to read Collecting and the Internet before you bid or buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wherein lies a story..., May 2, 2011
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Bill Coan (Hortonville, Wisconsin) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Collecting and the Internet: Essays on the Pursuit of Old Passions Through New Technologies (Paperback)
Scratch a collector, and what will you find: a packrat? a librarian? a curator? a merchant?

Any of these terms might apply, but none exactly fits.

It would be more precise to say that you will find a restless seeker and teller of stories, someone for whom the acquisition and juxtaposition of physical (or not-so-physical) objects is a gateway to memories, meaning, and connections.

At the behest of editors Susan Koppelman and Alison Franks, sixteen restless collectors examined themselves and their ways in the age of the internet and recorded their findings. Koppelman and Franks, collectors themselves, then assembled the results into this thoughtful and revealing book.

Readers who turn to the book for tips on how to collect objects of their choice won't be disappointed, but this is not a how-to manual. Rather, it is a collection of glimpses into the lives of collectors, and at the same time, it is a collection of insights into the phenomenon of collecting. Readers who value the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of others will be surprised again and again at the range of attitudes, behaviors, and experiences recorded here.
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Collecting and the Internet: Essays on the Pursuit of Old Passions Through New Technologies
Collecting and the Internet: Essays on the Pursuit of Old Passions Through New Technologies by Susan Koppelman and Alison Franks (Paperback - September 23, 2008)
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