Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Harry Potter

I just found out Rowling won't release her books in ebook format.

hahaha. What a maroon.

A good story is a good story. Is King Lear less of a story when reading it off a printing press instead of scribed? Is music only good live?
Paper books are a wast for a great many reasons. They need to be phased out. Of course she is deluding herself. In 10 years when most person books are in electronic format, she will have a sudden change of heart. Probably along the lines that she doesn't want to deprive the current generation of her works.

There are people who love books, and there are people who love good stories. They are not necessarily the same person. You can tell the difference by how the describe their reading habits. If they mention the sheer number of books in their collect, reading is just an excuse for them to collect books.

Of course, the other side of this ugly coin is copyright lengths; which are far too long for a healthy and vibrant culture.

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dmmiller2k said...
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What I mean by 'Idea'

By 'Idea' I mean something practical. This might be an improvement or something new but it should be practical.
For example:
"We should all have jet packs."
While a great idea, it's not very practical.
If I had an idea on how to improve the thrust/weight ratio, then that would be a practical idea. That being the only real problem that would need to be solved for jet packs.