Josh Catone defends printed books over ebooks:
“Measured en masse, the stack of ‘books I want to read’ that sits precariously on the edge of a built-in bookshelf in my dining room just about eclipses 5,000 pages,” he writes. “The shelf is full to bursting with titles I hope to consume at some indeterminate point in the future. It would be a lot easier to manage if I just downloaded all those books to an iPad or Kindle. None are hard to find editions that would be unavailable in a digital format, and a few are recent hardcover releases, heavy and unwieldy.
“But there’s something about print that I can’t give up. There’s something about holding a book in your hand and the visceral act of physically turning a page that, for me at least, can’t be matched with pixels on a screen….
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