Meetings may be toxic, but calendars are the superfund sites that allow that toxicity to thrive. All calendars suck. And they all suck in the same way. Calendars are a record of interruptions. And quite often they're a battlefield over who owns whose time.
For book lovers, nothing is quite so disheartening as seeing our local Borders or Barnes & Noble with a "For Lease" sign on the door. It's the indigestible realization that an increasing number of books now require a battery to read.