Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday Thoughts...

“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.” 

Stephen Fry

It seems to me that the near hysteria about the end of the paper-book is slowly receding and we are all settling back and realising that there is place for everything: the e-book,;the audio book; the hardback; the paperback...

We live at an amazing time and are privileged to have so many options available to us - the chance to listen to a book being read; the chance to read in the dark with a semi-illuminated device and the glory of holding a paper book in our hands.

This quote by Stephen Fry says it simply.  Escalators and elevators exist, but then so do stairs.  Stairs are still there and are still used by many folk. As any person who uses a wheelchair will tell you - stairs never died out and lifts, ramps and elevators never took over the world (yet).

The newest and the latest and the greatest don't always take over, and don't always last - fads and fashions have shown us that through history. On the other hand some things do become consigned to the waste paper basket when they are superseded by improved and better things.

I guess its just about keeping perspective and remembering if something is good; and is useful; and does things for us that the new things don't, then it will probably be OK.


2 comments:

I appreciate your thoughts and comments; thanks for taking the time.