The New York Times ran an opinion article on how the paper book is reclaiming the cultural zeitgeist from online ebooks. As much as I love books (the shape, the smell) I had a library school professor who called books “containers for information” rather than artifacts and that has stuck with my thru the years. Still, from a technological perspective the book is remarkable. It requires no power, can be annotated, and is relatively cheap to produce. That is hard to beat.