Monday, September 23, 2013

A Small Victory


Those of us who feel that real books are the true and honest form of the book know that we are seeing the beginning of the end of this noble art form. Those who have sold their souls over to e-readers will sit and try to explain away the very fact that they are helping to end the very art form they purport to love. They love to say that the real book will never go away. Oh, they say, you are just over-reacting. Tell that to the 8-track tape.

However, there is a sliver of hope. No, the e-reader is not going away. They will continue to contribute their non-biodegradable carcasses to over-satured landfills and spew carcinogenic EMF pollution for centuries to come. Hark! There has been a push-back from like-minded souls. We may be the Charge of the Light Brigade, but we will not let the book die without a fight. Look at this picture my friends and take some heart. The message is getting out there.

This was the question at Grammarly on Facebook (like them!):


These were the top two answers!!



Look at those likes!!! 705 for those who prefer real books... wishy washy support, but their heart and their reasoning is in the right place. 419 brave souls took the bold step to state THE TRUTH!!! And, of course, there is the *ahem* ABSOLUTELY WRONG, nervous, hand-wringing, shamefully politically correct statement trailing in a distant third place.

It was a good day. We will not go down without a fight my brothers and sisters. Every chance you get you get deep into the conscience of those who are blindly following the Pied Piper. Every day you fight is a another day we have real, honest books in this world to enjoy.