01/10/2013 09:55 am ET Updated Mar 12, 2013

The Argument For Books-- 'Heavy, Smelly, Cumbersome, Perfect Bound Books'

Let's disambiguate right off the bat. When I talk about books, I'm talking about actual books--heavy, smelly, cumbersome, perfect bound books. The kind that take over your whole house. The kind that are a pain in the ass to carry on airplanes. The kind people borrow and never give back. I don't have a problem with e-books. In fact, I'm glad they exist, particularly for people like my buddy with muscular dystrophy, who was never much of a book reader, because the ergonomics of reading were a nightmare. Now, with an e-reader, he reads voraciously. So, hooray for e-books!