A smattering of links

Why We’d Be Better of Without the Walkman

–I love music and appreciate my ipod (well, I did appreciate it before it died this year) on plane trips and whatnot, but I can’t help but mostly agree with the author’s take on the use and proliferation of portable music devices.

A charmingly creative animation of a magical notebook

–Thanks to my friend Selena for sending this along to me. I’m a sucker for these innovative, bookish shorts, which leads me to:

A town made of books

-This was made by HarperCollins a few months ago when they were celebrating the 25th anniversary of their imprint 4th Estate, so it’s a bit advertise-y, but don’t let that distract you from this delightful world of words.