Back in the olden times, books were a big deal, and I domean big! Most hand written copies andavailable to only the nobility and crazy ass rich. The books were often jewel encrusted withheavy wood covers and fancy metal hinges. Unusually you needed a book assistantto move the massive thing and turn its pages for you.
When along in 1436 those modern sophisticated movers andshakers invented the printing press. The man who gets the credit was JohannesGutenberg from Germany.Well, before we were enjoying our favorite German weird gory fiction that weall love, we still had massive books, but the road had been struck, we werewell on our way to the books that just one person can carry and enjoy today.They called this feat of technology the “portable book.”
Well time marches on and the portable book became cheaper,smaller and before you know it you could march down to your ye olde local bookstore and pick up you favorite Dickens yarn or poetry by Milton and feel pretty cool.
Now you can’t swing a dead cat without someplace that sellsbook; Drug stores, airports, department stores, supermarkets, hotels. I evenbought a book one time in a gas station. Oh yeah and lets not forget the mega bookstore chains that take up half a city block.
Where do we go from here? Tiny book that beam in to yourhead via invisible ray? Well sort of.Today we have the e-reader or the portable book. When I first started this bloga few years ago the e reader was cutting edge stuff, there was multiple formatsand a us and them mentality, well ok, that hasn’t changed but what has changed isnow everybody has one, I bet you do to. My Grandfather has one and let me tell you the guy knows how to use it. Likethe massive coffee table books of old that really were the size of actual coffeetables, the e readers have gotten smaller and cheaper so now we can enjoy ourfavorite weird gory German fiction in the palm of our hands.
Ah, I love it when a plan comes together, that’s from theA-team but its true! We have moved full circle. The future is in the palm ofour hands and we feel pretty cool!