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in praise of the library

Posted: July 17 2013

The Gravity of Paper

The other day I visited an astounding library of forgotten paper. Located in San Francisco, in a large utilitarian room in a drab building, the Prelinger Library is an electrifying planetary power spot. Sparks of inspiration, adoration, amazement, and love issue from between the towering stacks of paper and tapes. While I am busily migrating as fast as I can to ebooks and screen publishing, a visit to this temple of paper gave me many second thoughts. This was serious paper power.
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