With many publishers and budding publishers increasingly publishing or re-publishing books as Ebooks for Kindles etc., one can visualise the time when everything will be available. With everything available, nothing is available. Well, nothing special, any more.
Furthermore, there is an accreting ‘culture’ being (inadvertently) encouraged by these publishers of Ebooks – a culture that arguably enables and encourages plagiarism, piracy etc. Also, it is my opinion that real paper books have empirically been the only vehicles able to carry fiction works future-nostalgically and memorably as well as effectively in their hard core emotion and tangibility and handleability.
I am not linking to this post from any forums. Just letting it rest here where only a few will read it; my friends seem to be getting fed up with my views on Ebooks. Others may link to this post, if they wish and if they know about it.
All too easy. Short-termism that destroys the long-term. Nothing potentially nostalgic about that, is there? My last word. A question.