The problem with [books].
“One of the biggest complaints about [books] is that they are used to consume, not create. If you give your kid a computer, she can program, write, draw, and endlessly create. [Books] posses a much more unilateral mode of interaction…”
The things one might do on a computer, or a iPad, or a kludged Amazon Fire are but a very small sliver of what might be done under the rubric ‘creativity’. Worth keeping in mind in an increasingly digital world.
h/t Alan Jacobs