There is a call to arms for all lovers of books. No longer can we stand by and have e-books take our readers. They may take our ink, they may take our paper, but they may never take our reading material!
I think they are right. Books have been derailed by technology. So, to combat this, I have recruited a top advertising agency to help out. They will be promoting the smell, feel, taste and texture of real books. The smell of gold leaf that was painstakingly applied by the hands of a skilled monk. The smell of candle wax that was used for light by the monks. The texture of papyrus and hemp paper. The acrid taste in your mouth from inhaling calligraphy inks. The weight of a clay or stone tablet as it crushes your hands.
Gutenburg was wrong when he brought in mass production print. We must fight back and stop these false books from becoming the norm.
Rally behind the stone tablet and the scroll. Say no to the printing press!
2 thoughts on “Hard-copy books need to fight”
Thanks Anne Marie!Easy to get sick of the fear of change arguments. Maybe they need a support group or something. AEA – Afraid of E-books Anonymous? Or maybe VIA – Vested Interest Anonymous….