Kinda missed my whole point there, didn't you, MrT?
From: jacquesdebierue <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wed, 11 August, 2010 7:21:46 AM
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Dorchester goes digital and POD
--- In email@example.com, Steve Gerlach <stezzariffic@...> wrote:
> *We* may not understand it - but the kids do. The kindle, iPad iBooks whatever
> IS the way of the future. Hell, even I prefer looking at PDFs on my iPad now
> (but not books...) my kids would read everything on screen however.
> And, Dave, I too am baffled that you continue to buy cds. :)
The future? Do you have any idea of the amount of energy that it takes to run
the Internet, for example? And a view of the future that assumes that Amazon and
Barnes and Noble are forever seems suspicious to me... as does a view that
assumes that the question of digital preservation is easy. It is anything but
easy, in fact, it's a nightmare. By contrast, keeping a book in a shelf is very
easy, and it will normally keep for a long time.
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