Kindles don’t compare to books – Los Angeles Times.

Books as I grew up with them — books with jackets and covers and paper and spines — have stories that reach beyond what’s written inside, and those stories are mine.

In eliminating a book’s physical existence, something crucial is lost forever. Trapped in a Kindle, the story remains but the book can no longer be scribbled in, hoarded, burned, given or received. We may be able to read it, but we can’t share it with others in the same way, and its ability to connect us to people, places and ideas is that much less powerful.”


Too much screen time bad for kids’ behavior | Health Tech – CNET News.

Surprising results, in my opinion! The iPad is an invention, just about 2 years young, so it was difficult to find information about long-term affects. I’m eager to see how the iPad comes to impact our future generations. Will it be more positive or negative?

Video games have surely been a conflicting topic as well. To an extent I want to compare it with the iPad, but I’ve realized how different these two inventions are. Video games explore violence, gore, and crime, while the iPad proposes means of education through digital interaction.

I’m torn! I do acknowledge the benefits of the advancement of technology, but the essence of having immediate physical interaction with our surroundings is vital.

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction –

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The Culture Vulture » The Strange History of the Bookshelf and a New Meaning of a Familiar Phrase..

Phil Kirby proposes an interesting evaluation of books and the bookcase. With the advent of e-Readers such as the Nook and Kindle, it seems almost indefinite that the regular use of the bookshelf will be less significant in the average American home.