Fleeting Pixels Vs. Dead Tree

“NR Fleeting Pixels” — I like it! But this does raise the interesting question– which is more enduring? In the future, say 100 years from now, will historians be more likely to find copies of 20th century National Review in electronic form in one media or another or will they find them in leather-bound volumes. An interesting question, no? After all, eventually, Western Civilization will be available from Microsoft in 27 delicately arranged CD-Roms. So perchance these pixels are not so fleeting as some suspect.

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