The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 91, July 1987 - April, 1988 Page: 184
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
that during millenniums of change the [human] species while losing its
tail has gained a little in brain power. The hope of the race lies in evolu-
tion."4 Florence Rosengren and her cohorts in that store contributed to
But I'm going to have a problem with evolution, technological evolu-
tion, that is, if it means that my descendants are to be deprived of con-
tact with hand-held books with finger-turned pages-if all their knowl-
edge, all their pleasure in reading, is simply to be scrolled up on a
computer screen. The late Everett L. DeGolyer, Jr., once said that it was
better by far to own an original document than a mere copy thereof.
Owning a copy, he said, was about as satisfying as kissing your girl
through a latched screen door. That's how a computer printout com-
pares with a book in my estimation.
On my last visit to Rosengren's I spotted something that my daughter
had been hinting for, the daughter for whom I once bought Jack Kent's
books. It was a semi-lavish, semi-coffee-table affair simply titled Wed-
dings, a subject that she has been contemplating lately. Walking back to
the office, I was struck full force by the bittersweet irony of my last
Change, Change, Change...
"J. Frank Dobie, "Change, Change, Change ... ," Texas Observer, Jan. 8, 1959 , [p. 6].
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