Reasons enough to keep reading non-digitized books

15 Nov

“[N]ow the circuit that once enclosed us within a larger sense of self and place—that brought us into contact with God, as it did for Augustine—has become purely solipsistic: we see ourselves collecting words with our hands, as we become the new gods. But the words of Text Rain can never truly be grasped by our hands. They are like Platonic forms. They remind us how fragile our hold over words is, that we are only ever godlike.”

Today on Slate, Andrew Piper presents a thrilling defense of the book as an object and reading as a tactile experience.

Vindication is mine!

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