Requiem for the Book
A couple of weeks ago, I tore an article out of our local newspaper – Requiem for a Book was written by Llewellyn King.
He talks about what he sees as the inevitable extinction of the physical book – he considers technology the guilty party. While I’m not convinced that books are going away (I sure buy enough of them), I do worry about it.
And for what it’s worth, I like technology.
The following sentence in his article grabbed my attention:
When the book finally succumbs to life only among the electrons, gone will be not only the book but also the printer, the binder, the shipper and the bookseller.
I assume that he’s referring to folks involved in the publishing industry, but just in case:
Hell no. I’m not going anywhere.