Keeping the Internet as Paper

Over at Galleycat they talk about keeping mementos of internet-based activities by printing them to paper. So will paper become an indicator of what we prize? Just as we can bronze a baby’s first shoe, do we preserve in paper a favourite ebook?

Beyond the old paper versus electronic discussion, there’s the issue of mementos. How many resources should we expend on something that when you get right down to it is only a trigger, a point of access for past feelings and imperfectly recollected information?

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