Okay. I used to hate kindles. I thought that it meant people were getting rid of books. However, when I think about them now, I realize that it’s not getting rid of books, it just makes it more accessible for some people, so that they can keep all there books in one place. It’s like an iPod for…
I always though the kindle hate was misguided.
A) You’re still reading the fucking book.
B) If you’re like me and you go traveling, you want to take approximately 3829479 books with you. That shit isn’t going to fit in a one suitcase.
C) Books are expensive and can take up a lot of space. I’ve started double stacking books in my bookshelf. Compare shelves of this shit to one tablet that can contain the same amount of literature (or more) in your hands.
D) Books deteriorate. It sucks.
If you have the money and space to dedicate to an actual library, I’m happy for you. I fucking love reading. But Kindles — and other such electronic devices — are going to replace books like telephones replaced physical contact.
“The blacks, those magnificent examples of the African race who have conserved their racial purity by a lack of affinity with washing, have seen their patch invaded by a different kind of slave: the Portuguese. The black is indolent and fanciful, he spends his money on frivolity and drink; the European comes from a tradition of working and saving which follows him to this corner of America and drives him to get ahead.”—Che Guevara (via communismkills)
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”—Neil Gaiman (via boxofoctaves)