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(A) I love electronic books. Partly because they are extremely convenient, but mostly because, given my budget, geographical location, and reading interests, there's no way I could sustain my habit without the help of the scannier side of the net.

(B) I love having books around it's both aesthetically pleasing and emotionally comforting, both as a set and through the separate associations and memories of each one.

So you see the problem. My (growing) set of (electronic) books is out of sight, while my set of (physical) books is visible but mostly stalled. There are close to fifteen years of reading that are, to one degree or another, in my head and, as of late, on the book notes I post here, but not where I live, and I wish they were.

I don't really have a solution to this, but sounds like a good Datasthesia project (a vague idea would be some sort of cube, tablet,or projection that works as a dynamic, fractal index to my digital library).

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__marcelo
Nov. 23rd, 2015 05:19 pm (UTC)
:D Definitely useful! But my point is more about gloating to myself; I've got the mini-reviews I post here, which I use as an index of my physical library, but I'd like something more physical so I can, I don't know, look at it and sigh contently.

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