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We don’t know about you, but we’re of the opinion that there’s a certain pleasure in having your own books. We don’t mean a selection of books you choose from a screen and scroll down to read. We mean a physical book that you can pick up off the shelf, walk to the library and select, flip the pages and enjoy its new-book scent (okay maybe that last one’s just us).

That, however, does not seem to be the direction the world is headed. In an interview, Nicholas Negroponte, author and founder of One Laptop per Child, told CNN’s Howard Kurtz that the days of physical books are numbered.

He doesn’t think that the physical medium can be distributed to enough people: “When you go to Africa, read more »