Great piece by Nick Bilton in the New York Times: In a Mother’s Library, Bound in Spirit and in Print.
. . . that doesn’t mean I want my mother’s old Kindle to remember her by. And I certainly wouldn’t get much from her Audible collection.
Instead, I want her physical books. I want to be able to smell the paper, to see her handwriting inside, to know that she flipped those pages and that a piece of her lives on through them.
Books are a 500-year-old technology, but they are, perhaps, a more human technology.