Is the ink is mightier than the byte?
Like many people, I split my reading between paper and e-reader. I know that the words are what matter, not the medium. At some point, everything will decompose in our ephemeral reading rooms.
In 2010, for an installation in a forested area at the Jardin de la Connaissance in Quebec, artist Rodney LaTourelle and landscape architect Thilo Folkerts collaborated to create Garden of Cognition, a temporary garden space using approximately 40,000 discarded books stacked to form walls, benches,and carpets.
But, whether I read online or onshelf, in spite of the temporal nature of it all, the ideas remain eternal.