Jul 8, 2011

Virtues of Books

How to Survive in the Age of Distraction by Johann Hari talks about books. Hari's thesis is that books are good and necessary, even if ebooks pass them by. Why? They force us to read in a particular way. Books do not facilitate multitasking, link to other sources, or play background music. They are just there, requiring you to be patient and take the text as it comes. Their permanence is also a virtue; if taken care of they will exist decades from now.

Go have a read.

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