Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Will your children inherit your e-books?


"When I think of sorting through the boxes of my grandmother's books — even the ones we couldn't keep, or didn't want — and what we found there, I am grateful not to have been handed her Amazon password instead. Among all the gifts of the electronic age, one of the most paradoxical might be to illuminate something we are beginning to trade away: the particular history, visible and invisible, that can be passed down through the vessel of an old book, inscribed by the hands and the minds of readers who are gone." npr

2 comments:

Rahat said...
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Rahat said...

E-books are good, I have loads of them on my HD, but there is something about books that I for one can never do away with!
I don't think my children will get my e-books; by the time they are old enough to read, my collection would be lost in an HD crash or something...