The getting of knowledge should be smelly

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my favorite shows of all time. I've always loved this particular exchange from the episode "I Robot, You Jane."

Jenny Calendar: Honestly, what is it about them that bothers you so much? 

Giles: The smell. 

Jenny Calendar: Computers don't smell, 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'm with Giles, I love a good book. 

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