January 22, 2010

The Future

I certainly hope this is not the future of books.

I try not to be too nostalgic about a paper and ink book...but there is something about a book that a computer screen or Kindle cannot replace. I know my wife would enjoy having the extra space in the house if my books were all electronic, but I cannot imagine life without a tangible book in my hand.

I certainly enjoy having books electronically...for searching and writing papers. But nothing can replace the feel of a book in hand for a relaxing evening.

Ok...I am nostalgic.

1 comment:

  1. I recall reading that news report and feeling so sad for those people. I have had a love affair with books all my life. As a child my dad took me to the Library of Congress and I almost wept with joy at all those books. My house is stuffed to the brim, tables are stacked high, books everywhere! e-Readers like Kindle or your phone are fine for standing in line, in a waiting room, or on a vacation when you don't want to tote 5 books to the beach, but at home nothing beats curling up on the couch with a warm dog at your feet and a good book in your hands. Happy sigh...