Rare Books Burn In Egypt

And this is what led to the Dark Ages. One could argue that with ultra conservatism and the "death of literature" as the English language is being destroyed by text messages and instant messaging, can one truly compare the two? Is burning books the same as dumbing down our texts and emails to a series of abbrviations and numbers? That's the the first thing I thought of when I saw this article.

http://www.shelf-awareness.com/ar/theshelf/2011-12-21/rare_books_burn_in_egypt.html

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