Thursday, March 4, 2010

Penguin does the iPad

it's cool if books become more interactive, but can they digitize the smell of oily ink on cotton stock? the feel of fanning the pages under your thumb?

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1 comment:

  1. There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
    And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

    And frogs in the pool singing at night,
    And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

    Robins will wear their feathery fire,
    Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

    And not one will know of the war, not one
    Will care at last when it is done.

    Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
    If mankind perished utterly;

    And Spring herself when she woke at dawn
    Would scarcely know that we were gone.

    - Sara Teasdale

    Please read There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury.

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