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Why Books Are Still My Favorite “Gadget”

In Books, Technology on March 26, 2011 at 10:07 am

BASICS-popup Saw this article on digital spring cleaning in the NYT and thought it was helpful. My favorite quote:

"Yes, e-readers are amazing, and yes, they will probably become a more dominant reading platform over time, but consider this about a book: It has a terrific, high-resolution display. It is pretty durable; you could get it a little wet and all would not be lost. It has tremendous battery life. It is often inexpensive enough that, if you misplaced it, you would not be too upset. You can even borrow them free at sites called libraries."

I would add that books are a lot more fun experientially to buy in person and you never have to worry about formats or platforms when sharing. Other advantages come to mind?

  1. When you’ve got a ton of them in your house it’s a lot easier to convince people you’re smart. ;)

  2. They smell good and get better with age.

  3. And they are oh-so-much fun to pack.

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