A book's magic may reside in its physical form
— Thomas Moore @thomasmooreSoul tweet 16 October 2012
The blog Defying Obsolete quotes Thomas Moore in its post "Digital Apparitions" and then shows why e-books are dissatisfying. It shares Moore's description:
"There are several books on my shelves that I love to see there for their sheer company, although I have no intention of ever reading them. In some cases, I have several editions of a book, not because of variations in translation but because of different bindings and typographies. A book is a book, and in these times in particular, when information is available in many different formats, especially on computers, it may be important to remember that a book is more than its text. It has a presence, and in that presence lies it's magic."
— Thomas Moore, The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life
community, solitude, and so on."
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