August 30, 2010

"Let's Hope the Print Oxford English Dictionary Really Dies"

I could not disagree more.

I realize I was an unusual kid, but browsing through the OED while hiding out from bullies in the public library is among my fondest childhood memories, for which the "convenience of the electronic version" would have been no substitute. And when all else fails, you can hit them with it. Twenty times. Try doing that with an iPad.

Posted by Dr. Frank at August 30, 2010 06:39 PM | TrackBack

Nothing compares with browsing through those thin, biblical/ T.P.- like sheets of paper. Surfing and clicking is an unsatisfying substitute. And I like the dusty, old smells.

Posted by: Amy at August 30, 2010 06:56 PM