There is no try.~~Yoda, Jedi Master
While still burying my head deep in writing up the pattern for this cardigan and preparing for next Design-Along post, I had a heated discussion with a friend in Texas. Are e-books damaging for society?
Granted. Books are a medium of communication. On one hand, to hold and smell a book–musty or not–and turn the pages just does it for me. To say it is damaging is going a bit far. I see communication and knowledge by e-books are immediate, practical, and less expensive on the other hand. Instant gratification of a kind. BUT, there’s a huge difference between, for example, buying any edition of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment—whether it’s a beautfully bound, atmospheric hardback, a mass-market paperback, or an e-book–and sitting down to read the novel from beginning to end. It’s never been easier to acquire books, but, I still have to devote myself to the time-consuming task of reading them. What do you think?
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…but caved into Facebook!)