Letter from Wayne Patton
Rothman essay – May 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine
Dear Mr. Quillen:
I wanted to comment on Hal Rothman’s “Why do We Need the Rural West” essay. I find his comment that “information transfer is more important than the raw materials the West used to export…” to be ludicrous. I do not believe that humans can subsist on information rather then food. I remember at one time someone purported to live on air alone.