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Grant: Why are you taking more books home?
Martin: I can not resist their siren song.

Grant: You have no room. You can barely move in your house.
Martin: I can still make it from my reading chair to my lavatory.

Grant: We live in the future. Just download them.
Martin: You cannot download the weight of a book in your hand, the scent, the experience of a real book.

Grant: You also can't download the germs.
Martin: Books are supposed to infect the mind. It's a bonus they also make for a more robust immune system.


4 thoughts on “34”

  1. Susanne Peschke says:

    I can identify with Martin so well. I never leave my library without more books than I can read 😀

  2. Mosh says:

    And this is why my wife won’t let me visit the library. At least not that she knows anyway 😉

  3. Bill Michtom says:

    Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. A certain flower or a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten. Books smell musty and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer has no texture, no context. It’s there and then it’s gone. If it’s to last, then the getting of knowledge should be tangible, it should be smelly. – Rupert Giles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  4. Kara Shropshire says:

    My sister and I have this conversation all the time.

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