Miss Letting-Go-Getting


Bookworm
March 30, 2007, 8:33 pm
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The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall, nations perish, civilizations grow old and die out, and after an era new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men’s hearts of the heart of men centuries dead.
– Clarence Day

Some people think that the book is on its way out–destined for a place in the technology graveyard. I argue that books are the greatest technology ever invented. They are compact, they smell good, you can drop them, throw them, get them wet. Books don’t crash or get viruses, and they don’t become outdated two months after you buy them.

Don’t get me wrong, I love where technology is going! And some book formats do function better on-line (e.g encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.) But, really now. Can you imagine a world without books?

I recently watched the movie version of Farenheit 451. Scary. Very scary.

Back in December, Forbes.com dedicated a lot of space to my dear old friend and my all-time favorite technology, the book. Read about book burning, publishing, writers and more:

http://www.forbes.com/2006/11/30/books-publishing-internet-tech-media_cx_mm_mn_books06_1201book_land.html

Website of the Day: Library Thing

“LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth.”

Check out my catalog and then make your own!

http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?view=honeygun76

Later Taters!

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