A Book is like .. a non-volatile, stable database that does not lose data no matter how many times you drop it, spill your beer on it, or close it incorrectly. Books are more stable even than Optical Media. Storage is only limited by the amount of space and volume that the owner can physically carry. Some storage units seem to last for years, and whilst the background colour or 'fill' of the pages may degrade to a kind of #F5F5DC beige, the actual data is still readily retrievable.

Books were used for storage before computers. The only reason computers were invented was due to the poor fire retardant properties of the base materials used in the manufacture of books (especially those books used to upset the tribal elders of religious groups) and because books were easy to steal data from. Books have also been used to store ideas for Movies That No-one Has Made Yet.
Bill: 'What's that in your backpack next to your lappie?'
Ted: 'It's a book'
Bill: 'WoW, that's 2665 !'
by KeithMyArthe September 23, 2012
an object used as a coaster, increase the hight of small children, or increase the stability of poorly built furniture.
where do you want me to put your drink?

oh, just leave it on top of that book.
by Anonymous July 18, 2003
1. A source of information.

2. A source of entertainment.

3. A tool barely used by todays societies, because it is not 'cool' to read a book.
1. The dictionary

2. Neil Gaimain's 'American Gods'

3. Which is a shame, really, because once upon a time (and today, in countries with little money) a book was a precious commodity.
by Alyson April 21, 2003
verb meaning to run or to leave in a hurry
i fuckin booked when the cops showed up
by stfu March 04, 2003
cool: the first option given when trying to type 'cool' in a text message using t9
that chick thinks she's book, but she's totally hacked.
by mason March 26, 2005
What people don't read enough today.
"Books? What's that?"

Dumbass MTVeenager
by WPH15 August 19, 2009
Did you know there HAVE been books printed since the fifties and the new ones are cool? They have them so anyone can understand them. Books can be about video games, sex, drugs, sports, people, pretty much everything. They come with cuss words, funny characters and you might understand some more of you those weird things...that's right. Words.
"Doood, books are lame and my perception of them doesn't exceed that of a cingle-celled organism."
"Doood. You used like those big-wordy thingies."
"I know! My predisposition about books was totally misguided, baseless, crude and illiterate!"
"Whoa."
by Out-Crowder November 23, 2005
Something we stopped caring about after the internet came along.
Why would I wanna read books when I can check about it on the internet?!
by FlareNUKE August 23, 2006

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