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December 13, 2007

Back to the Book

Did I mention that I'm a believer in books? I mean real, ink-on-paper books as opposed to electronic facsimiles. Over the years I have enjoyed putting forth the argument that people like the tactile, three-dimensional, artifactual nature of books--and thus the book has a future.

The New York Times has an article today on how some web "books" are becoming print books. I enjoyed the comments from one person, who said he "wanted something I could put on my shelf.” And added, “There’s nothing like holding the weight and smelling the paper.”

Is this a generational thing? I think not (read the article). After all, what generation came up with the term "cool stuff"?

Posted by Dan Reid at December 13, 2007 9:16 AM Bookmark and Share

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