The Skinny on Sheepskin

Wired is running a story that links the size of e-readers to sheep.  I think it is a stretch (and they admit it, as well), but the story does have a terrific guide to why books have traditionally been their various sizes… and it does have a lot to do with sheep:

The Hidden Link between E-Readers and Sheep

The Wired article was inspired by a post on the Got Medieval blog.  I like the look and feel of vellum, although it is a bit squeem-inducing to think about what it is made from.

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