Irma Kurtz on the importance of print media

LYRA’s interview with Irma Kurtz will be published in our first issue, but before that we wanted to share her thoughts on print media:

Printed publications are so wonderful because you develop a personal relationship: you become addicted. When you’re without it, when you go away, you have your friends mail it to you, or save it, because you can’t do without it. When you read it, you’re alone with yourself and someone else’s words, meeting someone. This doesn’t happen when you read something online, you lose the physical connection, and the price is too high.

We can’t agree enough.