Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Post Apocalypse

Watching The Book of Eli, I was struck by the use of an old iPod powered by a portable battery. It seemed so out of place, which is why it appeared there. As I consider the eReaders, netbooks available to many today, the demise of print is a foregone conclusion.

Since I began reading my Nook a few months ago, I haven't read ANY books--except for maybe the crucial conversations/confrontations books--in print. I find myself accumulating books and articles in digital format and wonder how I read before, stumbling from one island of paper to another. It all seems so inefficient now.

Yet, today, as I drove my kids to Half-Price Books, I allowed myself to be seduced by the magic of print. I held a few books in my hands, hoping the love of a well-told tale would grab me...I must confess that I felt nothing for awhile. Like a lion sated on a fresh kill, I had no desire for a book. Yet, finally, after waiting for an hour as my children visited with old friends in the stacks, a book found its way into my hands...$1.00, a bargain during 20% off sale.

I may read it...in the meantime, I find myself wanting to adapt this quote:

"A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day."
--Emily Dickinson

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