Are books obsolete?

July 21st, 2006 by Adam

People ask me all the time if books will ever become obsolete. I don’t think so. There is something unique and personal about a book that it’s digitization can never duplicate. Our culture still values whats original and unique. And books are some of the most unique creations of civilization. They are little mind bombs set to go off in your head when you least expect it.

I found this nice quote on the Booklad blog, where Dan Poynter discusses some interesting statistics on book reading. Check it out.

Jeff Jarvis also links to the Booklad post and provides some additional book stats (like 80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year).