Here’s a neat article from the Chicago Tribune by Julia Keller from today, called “Relevance of the book questioned in Internet age?”. The basic question she raises is:
Yet in an age in which computers are as common as cockroaches, in which the Internet is king, in which seemingly every crumb of information is being sucked up and digitized in a busy blur, does the book—the tangible kind, not the virtual version—have a future?
But it seems that library usage is up, as well as book sales. It’s a interesting article, check it out.