Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Concerning the full sensory experience of reading a book

For those of you out there who vehemently defend the book because of how much more it offers than simple words on a page, I thought I would share a tidbit from Robert Darnton's The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future:

"In a recent poll taken at a French university, 43% of students queried considered smell to be an important aspect of a book and refused to buy the electronic edition."
(cited in "Books and Literacy in the Digital Age" by Ralph Raab in August 2010's American Libraries)

1 comment:

  1. I like how those French think :) Or smell, as the case may be.