The subtitle pretty well says it all (and it’s not doom and gloom). If you love books like we do, check out this great documentary short.
EPILOGUE: the future of print from EPILOGUEdoc on Vimeo.
Ahhhhh. I’ve been looking for the motivation to get me off this laptop…
This was awesome. Now I want to go to my nearest used bookstore IMMEDIATELY and just hug a book.
This makes me want to hang out in an old bookstore and drink coffee. I love it!
Wonderful stuff. Thanks for posting.
So excellent. There are so many great quotes in this.
Love this. I love picking up old friends and reading them to my kids, deliberately drawing them in to the feel and love of particular texts.
LOVE this! As a book lover, and as a graphic designer who worked for 15 years in book printing, and now works for a newspaper, this is very relevant to my life. The newspaper I work for is constantly looking for ways to steal readers from online news providers, while increasing their own online presence. I think local newspapers fill a gap in the information world. Online news services would have no local news to report without the work of local news gatherers, like newspaper reporters.
I’m more optimistic about the future of books than newpapers. Papers have always been more temporary, more disposable, than books. Like e-books, they are not passed down from one generation to the next they way that books are passed down. But I hope that the paper will still be around for the next 20 years or so, until I can retire. Meanwhile, I keep piling up books for someone else to read long after I’m gone.
“Books are an aesthetic and not just an informational medium.”
When I have a house of my own, I dream of a library with towering bookcases and familiar bindings smiling at me as I decide which one to curl up with on a rainy afternoon. Okay, forgive the sentimental fantasies of this English Lit major, but I have hope that printed books will be just as much a part of culture in the coming generations as they have been for all these centuries. E-readers are not evil, but reminders like this short film that brought me to tears (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9k5buV45oo&feature=related) show that there is truly something wondrous, cozy, and special about books.
Nice to watch but I think books will slowly go the way of 8-tracks, cassettes, VHS and CDs.
There will be a smaller and small portion of our society who will want these mediums but that will dwindle with each generation.
I personally would rather read an ebook instead of a physical book. Get an MP3 file than a CD (no matter how pretty the cover art / liner notes / overall design is).
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