Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Future of (Print) Books...

So, my friend and I were talking the other day (actually many other days ago), about if there will be print books in the future. This conversation began because in one of my classes my professor said there would no longer be print books in 10 years; they would all be electronic. Terrifying, I know!! This comment by our teacher freaked us out, and my friend reassured me by saying on another day that there will always be a market for printed books, because there will always be people who want to buy/read them. I really hope this is the case, but if it is, I'm afraid that market will be quite small. And since electronic copies of novels are so cheap now, the print ones will be expensive, too much probably for me to afford.

These were just our thoughts. Our solution to this problem: buy a print copy of every book you want to read and store them in a huge salt cellar so they don't fall apart any time soon. Sounds like a great plan, huh? This is just for those of us who love holding the book in our hands and seeing the beautiful covers every time we open the book. So, what do you think? E-books or not? Buying a house with a salt cellar attached to it in the future? I sure am.

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