When does a book cease to be a book?

July 20th, 2015, 5pm

What are the intrinsic qualities of a book? What defines its bookishness? If you can no longer read the words, but can still discern the medium, is it still a book? Or does it cease to have its meaning once the message is lost? If the object is simply a container of words, then why do eBooks need a differentiator?

This book - this notebook - has lost whatever message, whatever meaning, it one held.

I wonder if anyone mourned its loss?

Hedaya and Craig said thanks.

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Shay Darrach

Fictionalizing life for 30-odd years.

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