The Noah’s Ark of Books

I understand many of the reasons one might like physical books over electronic books.  I had never considered the potential of the Internet imploding or computer viruses eating up all eBooks like some software program from Terminator!

Silicon Valley Internet businessman Brewster Kahle spent $3 million to buy and operate a book ark, saving solid paper books in the event of a massive loss of digital information. 

In an interview with the New York Times, linked below, Kahle reminds us that while the Internet seems like the ultimate infallible technology, “microfilm and microfiche were once a utopian vision of access to all information, but it turned out we were very glad to have kept the books.”

For the complete article, click here.


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