DHH @dhh Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver. Sep. 01, 2018 1 min read

Since the Kindle first came out, I've read almost exclusively using that or, once screens got big enough, on my phone. It seemed so much more convenient. But lately I've been buying and reading on paper. Not for the nostalgia, but for the separation and the focus. Recommended.

Part of what motivated the change was simply reading better books. Fewer business books, fewer pop-psych books. Fewer books that seemed like blog posts stretched to 300 pages to fit a publishing format. Also recommended.

Finally, buying paper books is almost as convenient as using the Kindle! And it's usually the same price, even occasionally cheaper, if you're buying classics. (Which really should constitute the majority of a healthy reading diet anyway.)

Currently on the paper reading stack: Existentialism Is a Humanism (Satre), The Manual (Epictetus), Notes from Underground (Dostoevsky), and The Essential Kierkegaard. Former reading lists:  https://m.signalvnoise.com/the-books-i-read-in-2017-9992b9bd0d4  and  https://m.signalvnoise.com/the-books-i-read-in-2016-6ee02fa7fb82 

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