Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jeff Pearlman waxes nostalgic

Writer, Jeff Pearlman, writes at CNN about the closing of this local, beloved Borders bookstore. I understand his nostalgia for print books, and of course the bookstore (substitute library for me) as place. However, I find myself swinging back and forth between feeling nostalgic toward print one minute, and feeling disgust toward the huge, dust collecting, heavy artifacts the next. I wonder if people felt this way during the demise of the horse as the primary form of transportation? The streets are certainly a lot cleaner.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd take a little horse cr*p over oil-based transportation any day.

Also, bemoaning the loss of a chain store? I could see being upset when a local bookstore closes, but a chain?