4 thoughts on “Well, this is a bigger irony than I’ve seen in awhile

  1. Justin February 25, 2010 / 1:45 am

    Sometimes, it feels like it may come to that.

    I remember reading that in the event of a sneak attack on any of the superpowers by another, the first strike would be to set off nuclear detonations above the stratosphere where the pulse would knock out all electrical equipment. No computers, ebooks, cars, etc. People would be helpless because they wouldn’t know how to tie their shoes without some kind of electric guidance.

    Give me a good paper book any day. Stores like amazon.com are convenient, but you have to know what you want beforehand. I love bookstores, especially used bookstores because while browsing, you can find a gem of a book that you had no clue existed.

    • Meaghan February 25, 2010 / 3:16 am

      Au contraire, Justin, I have found many gems just browsing on Amazon. Their recommendations for me are spot-on.

      I’ve never really been into ebooks though. To begin with, many of the books I read are so obscure they will never make it onto Kindle and the like. Also, I like to be able to turn the pages and smell the paper and stuff. I spend quite enough time as is staring at one glowing rectangle or another.

  2. Bill February 25, 2010 / 5:36 am

    I’ve always been fond of public libraries myself, since I was a small boy.

  3. Humbled_Observer February 25, 2010 / 1:27 pm

    I love the smell of old books too!

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