eBooks and Smelling the Flowers

I’m from the generation that grew up holding books and turning pages. I know – a dinosaur (one of the numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era, like someone that believes that Congress should work for the common good). Today’s advances in technology are amazing and come at us so quickly. If it weren’t for my laptop, my book wouldn’t exist. If it weren’t for the Internet, I wouldn’t be talking to you now. Don’t misunderstand me. I am grateful for the many advances that speed our world along. However, consider that a book with printed pages helps ground us and slow us down, if only for awhile. I will always prefer a book with pages that I can "dog-ear" and spill coffee on. Printed books age with the rich aroma of adventure, their pages yellowing with time, but an eReader will always smell like a piece of plastic to me. I can see where the future lies, but I’m still nostalgic. So . . . give me awhile to adjust my seatbelt. ;<)


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