Volume Three: Books
Print is dead.
All information is now held in bytes, in computers. This information is accesible instantly from any mobile electronic device that has access to the Internet. Want to know how the political affiliations of Generals Scott and Taylor impacted the way peace was negotiated with Santa Anna at the end of the Mexican-American War? Wikipedia. Google. You’ll have your answer in thirty seconds, then you can make fun of people who actually read books like Grant’s Memoirs instead of texting innuendo to Facebook Friends.
The age of books is past. There’s no reason to buy them, read them, or write them. No man is ignorant anymore. All men are ignorant. They just don’t know it.
So why does a book make a great impact gift?
Need I say more? Get it, and others, here.
- Art of Manliness Holiday Gift Guide 2010 (artofmanliness.com)