About this Blogsphere:

This blogsphere attempts to capture, catalog and share resources relating to visual perception of information. It is about a world mostly dealing with Physical (Touch, Taste, See/Sight, Smell and Hear) and sometimes Metaphysical (and that is none-of-the-above category). Physical, for instance, touch (e.g., feel, felt, found), look and visualization, is here with an attempt to combine verbal, vocal and visual--to synchronously see, hear, share and do much more. Interestingly, in order to visualize one does not need special skills, competencies, etc. It is all about common sense, especially with human visualizations. In short, "information is in the eye of the beholder." Continue reading much more all-ado-about this Blogosphere

Akbani is a Cutchi Memon family name.

August 24, 2006

Tactile and Virtual - Sense and Essense of Books

If, for the philosopher, existence precedes essence, and choice precedes being, for the bibliophile, the tactile always precedes the virtual. It is no wonder that people print out emails that are important to them. The physicality of paper is a more certain hedge against mortality than pixels on a screen.

The presence of a beloved book in our hands has no virtual equivalent. It should not come as a surprise, according to one study, that depression levels rise with the more time people spend chatting online. continue reading: Now, We're Just Like Them By William H. Wisner — August 15, 2006

See my article on Virtual librarianship

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virtual libraries
Traditional libraries
Paperless society

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