Monday, March 07, 2011

Andy Rooney Isn't Fond of E-Books

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  1. "I don't know who invented the printed word."

    Did he actually mean that? I'm sure he's heard of Gutenberg.

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  2. The printed word and the printing press aren't the same, Deb. There were pages being made by wood block processes and engraved plates - even stone tablets - before anyone designed moveable tyoe and a printing press.

    As for the video, it is no surprise that I heartily agree, I don't much like e-books either.

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  3. I'm all in favor of ebooks. I have an allergy to paper dust, and anything that keeps me out of the hospital from just reading an old book is fine by me. I have 4500+ (mostly old) printed books, and have to keep most of them in boxes wrapped in plastic bags in order to minimize the danger.

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  4. Richard--I stand corrected!

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