Jenny Calendar: “You’re here again? You kids really dig the library, don’t
you?”
Buffy Summers: “We’re literary.”
Xander Harris: “To read makes our speaking
English good.”

Jenny Calendar:   Honestly, what is it about them that bothers you so much?
Rupert Giles:   The smell.
Jenny Calendar:   Computers don’t smell, Rupert.
Rupert Giles:   I know. Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. A certain flower, or a-a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten. Books smell musty and-and-and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer is a – it, uh, it has no-no texture, no-no context. It’s-it’s there and then it’s gone. If it’s to last, then-then the getting of knowledge should be, uh, tangible, it should be, um, smelly.

-“I Robot, You Jane” Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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