[DWJ] OT: book pricing

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Sun Jun 25 21:42:45 EDT 2006


On Sat, 24 Jun 2006 22:00:05 +0100, Elizabeth Bentley wrote:

>On 23/6/06 13:38, "Minnow" <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:
>
>> 
>> Seeing numbers and days of the week as being of particular colours didn't
>> strike him as autistic either, come to think of it: he said that was "a
>> surprisingly common characteristic referent-scheme among creative subjects"
>> or some such.
>> 
>I was very surprised the other day reading a reference to a book about a
>child with synesthesia ( e.g. seeing numbers and days of the week as being
>of particular colours) being about a problem. I have no idea why it should
>be a problem. I remember in Marjorie Allingham's book The mind-readers it
>was an ability seen as positively useful.

In Alan Moore's comic series Top Ten there is a character whose super-power
is synaesthesia.  I'm sure if I had it, I would know the downsides, but it
seems incredibly cool to me.

Melissa Proffitt



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