What’s in a Book?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2009


I wrote a post this week for my Tech & Learning blog entry about books.  If you haven’t read it, I would love to get your thoughts on the topic.  The more I’ve thought about it, the more I wonder if the question simply doesn’t matter.  Bud Hunt responded to the post on Twitter by saying,


He makes a good point.  I was certainly leaning this way when I wrote the original post, and I’m close to there.  But, I just wonder about the scores of people who feel so passionately otherwise.  Are they misguided, or is there something to their argument?

If you get the chance, I’d love to hear where you stand on the question.  Feel free to comment here, or comment over on the T&L post.

Thanks to Gibson Claire McGuire Regester for use of the Flickr image.

1 Comment

  1. Ann Oro
    December 7, 2009

    I can’t relate to Bud’s post on Twitter. Eight tracks were a piece of hardware that just didn’t take off. On the other hand, books (and magazines) are still useful technology. I don’t want to take an electronic device on the beach. I don’t mind if sand gets on a book or if someone takes it while I’m in the water.

    As far as books go, some students will always be more attracted to reading than others. It doesn’t matter what’s distracting them. Both my boys happen to be voracious readers. I think it comes from a very early love of books. From the time they were babies my husband and I read to them. I think it’s great that audio books open the world of Harry Potter to reluctant readers. Perhaps audio books can spur some into an enjoyment of reading, eventually.

    I’ll leaning toward “it doesn’t matter” myself.


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