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Books are made of win, cont’d: “A momentary stay against confusion”

Clay Shirky says: [A] book is a “momentary stay against confusion.” This is something quoted approvingly by Nick Carr, the great scholar of digital confusion. The reading experience is so much more valuable now than it was ten years ago … Continue reading

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Books are made of win, cont’d: Chip Kidd gets skanky

…and gives a hilarious and enlightening talk on the creation of some of his iconic book covers: My job was to ask this question: “What do the stories look like?” […] We bring stories to the public. The stories can … Continue reading

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Books are made of win, cont’d: Information needs hard copies

Jonathan Franzen makes the case for books over e-books: My problem with e-book readers is that one minute I’m reading some trashy website, the next minute I’m reading Jane Austen — on the same screen. I think, for serious readers, … Continue reading

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Books are made of win, cont’d: A bookstore comes alive

A wonderful video shot at the Toronto bookstore Type: Somehow, I doubt that a similar stop-motion video of a horde of uniform gray Kindles would have been quite as charming. More book awesomeness here. (via Abe Books)

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Books are made of win, cont’d

More reasons why books still rock. Newsweek has a cool infographic of the pros and cons of books and e-books; interesting factoids include “Carbon emissions required to make 40 to 50 books = carbon emissions required to make one e-reader” … Continue reading

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Books are made of win

Sam Grobart at the NY Times lists gadgets to get rid of, and gadgets to keep. In the “keep” pile: books. Yes, e-readers are amazing, and yes, they will probably become a more dominant reading platform over time, but consider … Continue reading

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Why libraries matter, cont’d: “Permanent, unlimited, free”

Ursula K. Le Guin. in a must-read post, makes the case for why libraries matter in the digital age: Libraries are essential because they keep permanent collections — even of unpopular books, even of impermanent, seemingly valueless items — a … Continue reading

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Miscellany: Blume, Hitchens, Lamarr, Tyson; The West Wing as science fiction; groupthink and solitude; what e-books can’t do; and the end of SOPA (for now)

Time for another grab-bag of links that caught my eye: 1) An NPR interview with the incomparable Judy Blume, who talks about censorship, how to inspire kids to read (and how not to), the folly of labeling authors and books … Continue reading

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