Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Line in the Sand.

There's just something that pains me about seeing the word "literature" just below a photograph of a hand held computer/screen.

"It tells us that printed books, the most important artifacts of human civilization, are going to join newspapers and magazines on the road to obsolescence."  

Please no.  Call me a Luddite if you must.  But I refuse to give up my dusty shelves overflowing with books.  

1 comment:

  1. Don't worry, H, books have existed for millennia, and they'll certainly exist for the rest of our lifetimes. ;-)

    You're not a Luddite, but some people are extreme tech geeks. I've never used a Kindle, but they seem like the best "book reader" design I've seen. Publishers have been trying to make electronic books replace paper for almost a decade now, but e-books are just another format; they'll never replace paper.

    Now this tech story is totally cool, I think.