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One issue with electronic media that you have not yet addressed: permanence. I still own and read books that I bought as a child over 40 years ago, but I can no longer read the email I received in the late1980s and early 1990s: I saved it on disks, but I no longer have a computer that can read such disks. Even if I did, it is likely that the media have degraded. CDs are only expected to last 15-20 years, file formats change every few years ... but books last 100s of years. Imagine how many great works of literature and philosophy would have been lost had they been available only electronically!
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