Thom Pease <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >Here are some advantages of printed books, at least
>when owned by a person (not a library), for a Friday
>afternoon ala David Letterman:
Last night I was reading about the marginal notes Aaron Copland wrote in his copy of Corydon. That sort of insight can be lost.
And then, so many of us now use email...I wonder if any of us keep personal emails and how hard it will be for biographers to work in the future.
I think about children no longer being taught cursive writing in school.
Perhaps not better or worse, just a different way of having things.
After reading about the Sony "e book" I took a look at it and almost bought one. If I could download my favorite periodicals, I would indeed buy it...
But, what if...one could keyword search the texts of one's entire library.