I am always hearing my friends degrading the status that a book has. Some claim that whatever is found in the books is hardly applicable in the real world, so why bother reading them. Still others from the same school of thought attribute their belief to the Internet.
Here is an interesting article that talks about why the Internet may never replace a conventional library of books.Perhaps, it is the declining culture of reading that makes for such stupid comments and beliefs or it could be ignorance. Anyway try reading this article and see some long held myths challenged.