Like most of you, I grew up reading fairy-tales and various other books. For me, it was always exciting to start reading a new book, whether it is Harry Potter, Lord of the Ring or anything really. When I was little all I did read, anything and everything (well when I wasn’t fighting with my brother or playing in the mud) and I loved walking into book stores and walking around to the various sections and just looking at all the books, all the possibilities.
This is the beauty of the publishing industry.
They created these amazing things with exciting covers and catching headlines. Not only did they just publish books, but also magazines. No matter how easy I can access it online, nothing with take away the joy of reading the New Idea magazine while in-line at Woolworths.
But, I am a member of Gen Y so basically I will accept any form of technology that is thrust upon me, especially if it’s online. I love Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, GPS, shopping online and pirate bay. Now everything is at my fingertips. But the more I realise this, the more I realise I don’t want it to be all that easy. Where is the excitement of going shopping in a Saturday with your girlfriends, the joy of finding a vintage version of Jane Austin in a second hand book store?
But the one thing I just can’t get a grasp of is technology like the Kindle. Yes you can have all your books in one spot and they are cheaper than buying from a store but that’s not fun. It takes the excitement away from going in to a book store, a new one or a vintage one and discovering something you wouldn’t normally pick up. Although book stores can only hold so many books and will only stock the ones that will sell the fastest. I believe this is just one thing that technology can’t take over. Sure the notion still stand that it’s so much cheaper to produce it online but there is no thill in it.
Don’t we all want to have that magical scene like in Definitely, Maybe (2008).. I bet Hollywood would never make a scene like this using a Kindle… Why? Its not exciting, there is no thrill and no sentimental attachment to a Kindle like there is with books.