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Old 09-27-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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What Are Books Good For? - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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Fantastic article!

"Books take ideas and set them down, transforming them through the limitations of space into thinking usable by others.... Our bodies hold the capacity to generate thousands of ideas, perhaps even a couple of full-length monographs, and maybe a trade book or two. If we can get them right, books are luminous versions of our ideas, bound by narrative structure so that others can encounter those better, smarter versions of us on the page or screen. Books make the case for us, for the identity of the individual as an embodiment of thinking in the world."
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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Bravo!
Can't imagine my life without books.
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Books are also good for warmth. If you don't have any firewood around, paper burns easy.
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