the Internet and its resources can never replace physical books, no more than a photograph of a Rembrandt can replace the actual painting. The very physicality of books…plays a basic role in the learning experience. Physical books slow us down — we need to slow down — and foster deeper thinking free from the limitations and interferences of electronic gadgetry. And yes, books are beautiful, inside as well as out.
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