Horses for courses

This is a snippet of John Siracusa’s longish piece on e-books, which I haven’t finished yet (but I can tell you that it’s considerably more than an “e-books are the future” rant).

“Books will never go away.” True! Horses have not gone away either.

“Books have advantages over e-books that will never be overcome.” True! Horses can travel over rough terrain that no car can navigate. Paved roads don’t go everywhere, nor should they.

“Books provide sensory/sentimental/sensual experiences that e-books can’t match.” True! Cars just can’t match the experience of caring for and riding a horse: the smells, the textures, the sensations, the companionship with another living being.

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