RARA-AVIS: Re: Dorchester goes digital and POD

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 11 Aug 2010

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Steve Gerlach <stezzariffic@...> wrote:
    > Clearly, I was discussing the views on reading novels depending on the differing
    > generations. Younger generations will embrace the Kindle/iBooks model. We won't.
    > Sinple. Time will see the Kindle/iBooks e-reader model win - just as downloads
    > and mp3s will see the end of the cd.
    > My email was not about environmental concerns. So, your diatribe was misplaced.

    My post about environmental concerns. It was about what happens when there is a severe shortage of energy. If we now went suddently back to the energy levels of the Middle Ages, books would be fine, they could be read, and they could also be written, of course. What would be your estimate of the longevity of Amazon, for example? If we're projecting into the future, let's give a time scale, otherwise it doesn't even make any sense. The future, the future... when is that? 50 years from now? 100? 1000? This is not irrelevant.



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