I read programming books on paper.
There, I said it. Not every one and not exclusively, but still. In the age of weekly screencasts, live coding streams, and bite-sized chunks of knowledge delivered via Twitter, I read programming books. On paper.
It’s not a mere sentiment. The smell of paper does not teleport me to a better time of wizards and fair maidens. I choose paper for its strengths. However, these strengths are often vastly underutilised. Now more than ever, it seems.
The paper book nowadays feels more and more like an afterthought. This here is my plea to the publisher and my humble contribution. Let’s make paper great again.