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Books should have their place

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E-readers are spineless. Literally.

This may be the biggest distinction between the e-reader and a physical book that concerns me about the future of reading.

E-readers, whose primary goal is to serve up as many books as we want (to pay for) all in one place.

No more having to worry about bookshelves, nor the problem with storing books.
No more coffee-stained pages, dog-eared pages, notes from other people in used books, borrowing books, sharing books, reading a picture book to a child and (what scares me most of all) — no more libraries.

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