Even as the Internet has revived hope of a universal library and Google seems to promise an answer to every query, books have remained a dark region in the universe of information. We want books to be as accessible and searchable as the Web. On the other hand, we still want them to be books.

Gary Wolf
American Journalist


  1. There is something stimulating about going to the library and doing your own research. Bringing the book home, finishing your chores and settling in to read.

    I t feels like cheating to find on the Internet. And the internet seems to cheat us out of the thrill.
    But I’m not giving up the Internet. 🙂


  2. If you have a book in hand, you know exactly what you have, or can find out how reputable it is. If you pluck an answer out of the Googleverse- who wrote or said it when, what is their reputation, do they really know what they write about???


  3. I still use books for my first port of call when it comes to my Thesaurus, my book of “baby names” for fiction, and I do like to read paper books even though I have a kindle and a kindle app on my phablet


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