Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Half-Life Of Paper

Tonight I had occasion to look up Nicholson Baker's 2001 book Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper on Amazon. The hardcover, as you might expect, is out of print, but I got a kick out of seeing that there's a version available for the Kindle for $7.96, a little better than half full retail of the new paperback. I would love to read the quintessential attack on digital/electronic preservation and defense of paper on a beautiful e-ink screen. So much better than going to the mall and buying a blogger's book.

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