Doctor: How can I help?
Patient: My flatmate thinks he's a chicken.
Doctor: Then why don't you turn him over to the authorities?
Patient: I need the eggs.
I'm paraphrasing, but this is the gist of an old Woody Allen joke. Curiously, it always reminds me of a parental debate that occurred throughout my childhood:
Mother (dusting the bookshelf): These old encyclopedias haven't been used in years.
Father: Who has the time to read encyclopedias?
Mother: Exactly, so why don't we throw them out?
Father: No way, books are the font of all knowledge.
And this was how it used to be. We knew we ought to, but nobody could be bothered with them. The presentation was dull, austere and thoroughly uninspiring. Beneath the wafer-thin veneer of competence, there was no real depth or diversity. They were big, heavy and took up loads of space. But hey, enough about parents …
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