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Re: WHAT IS A BOOK???
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- Subject: Re: WHAT IS A BOOK???
- From: Paul Anderson <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 23:27:28 -0500
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On Fri, 6 Mar 1998, Daria wrote:
> Dear Art & All:
> Sorry, but I am truly NOT skeptical about the coming electronic book.
Bah! I'd rather be sawn asunder(for those of you that don't know what it
is, look it up in a dictionary, it's pretty painful...) than dispense with
the book, and I know a myriad other people that would too. Reading a
computer screen just really bugs some people, and can cause a number of
problems. IMHO, a fish will be elected for US presidancy before
'electronic books' become accepted. The death of the book has been
proclaimed by many people, first was when radio came out, then TV, now
computers. Balderdash, I say. Computers need electricity, and batteries
die. Fact is, the book is a brilliant thing. It needs no power, minimal
maintenance, lasts for years and is easy to produce. A computer can boast
NONE of those qualities, and that's why the book will be in use for
millenia in to the future. TTYL!
Paul Anderson - Self-employed Megalomaniac
"With all due respect, you, sir, have the intellect of a pickle."
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