The Thing Itself


You can’t put everything in the cloud. Over at The New Republic, William Giraldi makes the case for holding onto books in their physical form:

We might be reading them—although I find that an e-reader’s scrolling and swiping are invitations to skim, not to read—but fully experiencing them is something else altogether.

Roxie Pell is a student at Wesleyan University, where she writes for Wesleying and The Argus and tweets hilarious nuggets of pure wisdom @jonathnfranzen. More from this author →