Thursday, 29 December 2011

Is there a future for books?

Totally agree with Matt - it really doesn't matter what the medium is, as long as people keep reading. But there is another concern that e-readers raise... because the technology allows for images, 3D images, moving images, story games, sound effects... and voice overs. Will we shortly all be listening to books through headphones? Are we racing towards a post-literate society? Stories began with an oral tradition, after all.  As I wrote recently in Crime Time, I believe the story will survive. I'm not so sure about books.

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