It’s the reason we take all our pictures digitally, yet still have them printed and framed to hang on the wall. Otherwise they remain in our phones and go completely unnoticed. In this way, I’m afraid some of our best writers are going unnoticed as well, hidden in the dark recesses of our computers or digital readers. Only exposed to a readers eyes when they are actually in the process of reading it, then stored in the virtual basement for eternity.
Do I read ebooks? You bet. But somehow that old copy of “Brave New World,” won’t be going anywhere for a very long time. In that regard paper books are an important part of our culture and somehow we need them to remain with us long after we've read their contents.
Now where’s that Doors album I've been looking for?