The traditional library was always a place you could find a good textbook. Today often the internet is touted as a replacement for good quality text books.
The Internet is very much like television in that it takes time away from other pursuits, provides entertainment and information, but in no way can compare with the warm, personal experience of reading a good book. This is not the only reason why the Internet will never replace books, for books provide the in-depth knowledge of a subject that sitting in front of a computer monitor cannot provide.
In an increasingly rushed and hurried world, the sound-bite is becoming the currency of knowledge rather than in-depth experience, only obtained by research, study, seeing and doing. The internet is being often used as an excuse to stock less textbooks in libraries.
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