Friday, April 3, 2009

Smell of Books™

Too late for April 1, but still timely for nostalgists: Smell of Books™, "a revolutionary new aerosol e-book enhancer."

When I've asked my students, digital natives all, what they think about the idea of reading on a Kindle, several have said that they would miss the smell of books. "What!" said I. "Are you from the nineteenth century or something?" They weren't joking, and they wouldn't budge.

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(via The Daily Dish)

comments: 3

T. said...

I'll admit it: I'm a life-long book-sniffer. I love the smell of books. Relieved to have some company! (Okay, maybe your students weren't actually SNIFFING but just letting the aroma waft up from the page...but close enough!) :)

Michael Leddy said...

T., you just made me remember a Gregory Corso poem that I'll find and post tomorrow.

Matthew W. Schmeer said...

I don't sniff books; I inhale them.