Books smell. Musty and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer is ... it has no texture, no context. It's there and then it's gone. If it's to last then the getting of knowledge should be tangible, it should be smelly.
Giles to Miss Callendar, on books vs computers
from "I, Robot ... you, Jane", Buffy The Vampire Slayer by Joss Whedon
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