Posted by: Thomas Drinkard | October 14, 2010

Whistling Past The Graveyard

I recently saw a post from a paper-and-ink publisher that seems worthy of comment. The writer was discussing ebooks vs. traditional books.

One could compare his comments with those who may have been advocates of the medieval scriptorium when Gutenberg’s press began to crank out books.

The article harkened back to the time when digital watches were introduced; saying that they were a short-lived fad. They were, but consider: does everyone even wear a watch?

Beloit College publishes a list of expectations for each freshman class. The following is a good article that chooses only five from a long list. Among them: many 2010 freshmen cannot write cursive; few use email; many don’t own watches.

Then, consider the charts on the following article:

Ebooks are the future of reading.


  1. Change is scary for people and I agree with you ebooks are the future, though I would argue that paper books aren’t going to die out comepletely.

    • No, I don’t think paper and ink are going to die out. I just think that ebooks are going to assume a dominant role.

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