Monday, April 20, 2009

The dark matter

In our always-connected, everything-linked world, we sometimes forget that books are the dark matter of the information universe. While we now possess terabytes of data at our fingertips, we have nonetheless drifted further and further away from mankind's most valuable archive of knowledge: the tens of millions of books that have been published since Gutenberg's day.

--Steven Johnson, How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write

After reading this article, I no longer feel guilty for using this blog as a commonplace book.

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