Books Vs Tweets and Posts and Updates and…

June 13, 2011

I just heard a fantastic quote from famous and best selling author, and publishing voice Seth Godin:

“I think there is something neurological that happens when we read the right book on the right day.”

Seth went on to explain that there is just something about a book, about what it can do, that a shorter piece of content cannot. A tweet, for example, or a status update. Or a 300 word blog post.

Sometimes, a book is just more powerful. More influential. More…more.

He wasn’t arguing in what format the book arrives in, electronic or paper. Simply that a long-form idea, the romance of a book, it just has something that other content often cannot touch upon.

What is that something?

I don’t really know.
Do you?

Interesting food for thought.

I agree with Seth, obviously. It’s no secret how I’m hardwired to love books. I’d like to know what you think, though.

So, umm, what do you think?

Do you get a lot of use – professionally, personally, emotionally – out of books? Can you get just as much use and enjoyment out of shorter pieces of content like magazine articles, tweets, blog posts, etc?

Maybe a little bit of both?

Maybe possibly sorta kinda of you wanna share your thoughts below?

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