Mad Scientist: Not to mention, books last a long, long time. We won't be seeing a usable Kindle being sold for 14 million dollars in a few hundred years.
skinink: I bet I could impress a lot of women if I owned the first book ever printed in America.
frepnog: books are great. books are cool. books being printed up these days on dead trees are mostly pointless except for cheap paperbacks. there was a time that a book collection was something to be proud of. having a personal library was an accomplishment. now, much like with records and cd's, physical books are little more than huge space wasters.and yes, spending 142 million bucks for the first book printed in the US is goddamned ridiculous. The only person you can sell it to is another fool that thinks it is worth that much money, and not only that, but the contents of this particular book are not even RARE.Just because something is old and rare doesn't make it valuable. This is a PRIME example of something that really has no reason to be worth anything at all.
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