Contemplation space and paper books

June 29, 2011

I just wanted to share an observation: I spent the past two hours in the ALA’s library room, with my printed articles and highlighers and Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together. (I highlighted pretty much the entire chapter on our “tethered self.”) While I read the articles and book, my brain was churning in a way that […]


Why, despite the digital revolution, I spent over $200 on textbooks this term

September 15, 2010

I must be crazy to have spent $200 on textbooks when I can get the materials for free on-line. Or is there still something that paper offers that digital documents do not?

And possibly that, on the course we’re on now, they never will?