Sagan gets it mostly right. He focuses on the technology but not the content. The magic is the story. We humans are hard-wired to tell be storytellers. The story came first - before the clay tablet, or the scroll or the codex. These are just technologies to carry the story. Paper books are fine. So are e-readers and whatever comes along next. Anything that makes it easier to tell our tales, to as many as will listen. Telling stories is what makes us human.
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