HARD COPY VS. SOFT COPY?
I just got through reading my LinkedIn readers gr. Article about books.
And the Author said that he sees books being printed electronically instead of by machine.
Because of Barnes & Noble is going through.
That we may see this come to pass.
In a way!
It has been said about the local newspaper as well.
But! There is a difference.
Because of the Internet!
The local newspaper is going bye bye!
But with books!
Not so much.
We as humans still love to hold the copy of that book that we either read or heard about so much.
The one (special) book that we can say “This is my book!”
The feel, smell, touch, the print!
Being able to curl up and read it before bed or after dinner or a date or whatever.
A book is one thing that will not change.
It will always be there to be read again and again.
Unlike our need to stay on top of the world around us that today’s newspaper cannot keep up with us!
The book is something that will not change.
Remember! Reading your very first book?
How it felt reading something for the first time?
Reading something about someone,
A person, place, thing!
Did it get you to think, feel?
Books can make us do a lot of things we may have never even thought of (doing).
We may not have books printed the way we do now!
But! The article did not say that we cannot call a book( no matter how it’s printed!) “our own!”