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In Praise of Paper

30 May 2012, 22:16 UTC
In Praise of Paper
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I have fully embraced the digital age as much as anyone. I have a smart phone, I'm on Facebook and Twitter, I write a blog, I sit in front of a computer for hours each day, and I'm nearly always online. I don't know where print journalism is going to end up in the future, but I have to admit, I like having a book or a magazine in my hands. Admittedly, I do 95% of my reading online nowadays, but there is still something very special about the feel of paper in your hands.I get several astronomy magazines, but one of my favorite guilty pleasures in life is the time I spend every other month with the Journal of the British Astronomical Association. It is so well done it is worth the price of BAA membership just to get this journal. It is to the JBAA I dedicate this poem.In Praise of PaperAnd there it is againArriving in its neat cellophane wrapperLike a gift under the tree on Christmas mornA flashy color picture on the coverhinting at the ecstasy withinIt seems like forever since the last timeSo I eagerly peel off the wrapperAnd set it in the place of ...

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