This seems like an easily debatable claim, that "books contain more information than their video representations." Books contain no audio information, no images, no acting, no lighting, no performing... how are you measuring "information" - just words? There are more words in Frank Herbert's Dune than in David Lynch's Dune. There are more words in Carl Sagan's book Pale Blue Dot than there are in Sagan's TV series "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage." Does one contain more information than the other? I would think they are apples and oranges. I mean think of the reverse - would you really prefer to read a book version of Casablanca if one were available?