"'Ceci tuera cela' . . . In the story the visonaries tell, that is, the computer has to kill the book, rather than merely maim it or nudge it aside a bit. And because the partisans of the old order implicitly accept this point, they feel obliged not just to passionately defend the book, but also to disparage the technology that is supposed to replace it, 'twitchy little screens' and all" (Nunberg 10).