Friday, April 19, 2013

The Davidson rule

Postscript on previous post: the Davidson rule is that you do not have to do work in airports or on planes.

(See also The Davidson criterion, for judging novels: is this book suitable for reading on a train or plane? Dickens is, Fielding is not - if you have a book that does not meet this criterion, you will let it fall closed on your lap and stare out the window, making the time pass very slowly.)


  1. Finished The Magic Circle tonight. Meets the Davidson criterion, 100%.

  2. Great rule to learn on a Saturday morning flight. Stack of student papers can stay in the bag and I'll just continue to marvel at the snow falling from the sunny sky.