Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Why a book?



Because our minds are connected to our hands.



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4 comments:

Wine and Words said...

Mmmm. I love this answer. Someone was asking me the other day if I had a Kindle, and was shocked to hear I did not. "But you LOVE to read" she explaimed! I said yes, but I loved to read BOOKS. I like the feel of pages, the smell of ink, the weight of something tangible. But your answer is such an exclaimation point!

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Annie. Gadgetry is fine to a point and convenient in some cases. Certainly I enjoy the use of my computer, and being able to look up things in an instant. But it’s all predicated on obsolescene and selling the next best thing. The traditional book is so simple, and so suited to our natural wiring. From infancy we reach out and touch as part of our understanding; all of our senses are engaged; books are like warm biscuits. What good is access to 10,000 titles on the beach when a single volume and the ocean are all the song we need, and it’s joyfully all-consuming to even absorb and notice those?

Wine and Words said...

What good is access to 10,000 titles on the beach when a single volume and the ocean are all the song we need...


BEAUTIFUL!

William Michaelian said...

Thank you! And just for the record, I really do know how to spell obsolescence.....