Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Future of Books
I am a luddite; and I am proud of it. I was given new courage last night when my wife, who reads more than me, looked up from her ipad and said: "Maybe I am getting too distracted to read." I responded with enthusiasm, my wife had a kindle before her ipad: "Maybe we should go and buy some books." The encroachment of digital technology on the reader's engagement with words, is something to be concerned about. Of further concern, we might learn from the demise of Borders, is the constant measuring of book sales as a determination of a publisher's success. Though I know profit is important, pleasure and culture are too. Have a look at the following from DBW.