November 27, 2012

Why are books so great?


"Behold the book with its brilliant, nonlinear search engine called flipping-through-the-pages. A Kindle returns us to the inconvenience of the scroll except with batteries and electronic glitches. It’s as handy as bringing Homer along to recite the Iliad while playing a lyre. I dog-ear all my books, underline passages and scribble 'Huh?' and 'How true!' in the margins."

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