Ceci Tuera Cela: This Will Kill That

Life is nothing but a balancing scale.

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In Victor Hugo’s novel Notre-Dame de Paris, archdeacon, or senior Christian cleric, Claude Frollo touches a print book and glances at the cathedral towers. “Ceci tuera cela,” he says. It translates to, “This will kill that.”

In his mind, the archdeacon was imagining how disruptive innovation would prove. The…