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Books – That Is Exactly How They Work

   May 26th, 2011

This image was recently making the rounds - I saw it on BoingBoing and really like it:

Books - This Is Exactly How They Work poster

For a completely different take on how books work, or rather, for an informed academic/programming look at how they will work as ebooks evolve, read Eric Hellman's post on The Object-Oriented Book.

Incidentally, Eric's post came on the same day Cory posted the image above on BoingBoing - I love coincidence.

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6 Responses to “Books – That Is Exactly How They Work”

  1. mugabo Says:

    I could do without the profanity on the wall, but Luther than that, it reminds me of my childhood.

  2. mugabo Says:

    *other. (sorry, mobile device autocorrect.)

  3. Brian Herzog Says:

    @mugabo: I was wondering about that too. It doesn’t bother me personally, and I get that it serves to emphasize the negative environment people are trying to escape, but including it also ensures this poster will never get hung in a library or school.

  4. Leigh Says:

    Here’s a copy of the original: the caption reads (in Russian, roughly): Reading isn’t harmful. It is harmful not to read.

  5. Brian Herzog Says:

    @Leigh: Thanks for the link – funny that “Fuck You” needs no translation. Well, no, sad, actually.

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