Musings and Mumblings
The inner monologue of Kiley Fischer
I still want the real thing.
Categories: Class work

More and more, I’m realizing that my complete love of books really might be obsolete.  The fact that it seems as though eBooks are taking over the world breaks my heart.

Engadget posted an article concerning this.

US sales of e-books generated about $90.3 million in revenue in February — roughly triple the sales reported in the same month last year. To boot, they were the dominant format for trade titles, a category that includes adult and children’s works. Meanwhile, printed books declined 34 percent and 16 percent in those respective areas, with gentler, single-digit drops for education and religious titles.

I want to cry reading that.  However, this video — The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” — indicates how magical books are and how they can take you away.

I feel like this lovely lady every time I open a new book.  I always have.  I think a lot of what I’m seeing about eBooks and technology in this class makes me cling to books even more.


Easy.  With everything technological around us, it’s nice to have something that is a constant.  It makes me realize that there are ways to run away.  It makes me never want to let go of paper.

Yes, Kindles and eBooks are convenient, but I’d rather have one thing in my life that doesn’t have to be plugged in.


1 Comment to “I still want the real thing.”

  1. Aja says:

    I don’t think the “real thing” will go away. After all, the story will still persist. It’s just in another format. I think as long as there is still a demand for books there will still be books. Just like old people like newspapers. At least until our generation dies out.

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