"Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators"
"I'd compare it to the electric can opener vs. the regular can opener. The invention of the electric can opener in no way destroyed the market for the regular can opener, and for obvious reasons. Ultimately, the two different can openers offer unique sets of advantages and disadvantages, so they can coexist. I believe the same is true for paper books and ebooks."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.