From the sidelines: Messages scribbled in the margins of books may soon be lost treasures
Marginalia, the notes that we write in the margins of text, can be a treasure trove of history. A message in a bottle. But with the oncoming digital age, they may be a lost art.
I sure hope not. Instead, maybe marginalia will become akin to letter writing today, still done but defeated by email as...
All I can say to this is fuck Kindles. Also, I find it difficult to read off of a computer screen, and although the...
Next to the smell and feel of the pages, notes in the margins as my favorite parts of used books.