paper (9)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2008-01-28 16:01 ID:h87/US4a

Once upon a time it was suggested that books would soon become obsolete, that we would soon have no need for libraries and all written words would find their readers via a virtual web of wireless and display screens. And what has become of your technology now? Where will you find the stories of your ancestors now that your beloved internet is frazzled into inexistense, certainly not their blogs.

The technology of the future that we were so ready to embrace is of no use to us now. There is only one way to keep our stories intact for future generations (God willing). We must return to the more elegant ways of our predecessors the tangible simplicity of pen and paper. Your word processors are of no use to you now and the floods of information once contained and organized in the internet are scattered and gone.

I urge anyone reading this to hold on to books and to keep written records, even of the most mundane daily struggles. This is the most simple and tangible ways to keep our stories alive.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2008-01-28 16:27 ID:Heaven

paper too will be lost. do you know just how many works no one will ever read again because some monks in Orleans failed to diligently copy it?

3 Name: Bookworm : 2008-01-28 19:49 ID:R2+978pJ

Paper has a foreseeable future: you can scribble on it, play about, and make it yourself. It can also last for a long time, if treated/made properly, and it doesn't become obsolete, although the words on it might. You can totally submerse a book, and dry it out on a radiator.

Paper and electronic media both have their places.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-07 06:35 ID:B9WpkHit

I like to draw on paper. I will always like to draw on paper. So will many other peoples.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-07 12:54 ID:qcZk6Q9n

Paper tastes good too, and you can tear it up for stress relief.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-07 21:27 ID:oC/hf9WY

That is why there will be digital paper.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-09 02:51 ID:wt5GJTsc

Paper for art, 01001010's for books.

8 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-09 19:39 ID:6Up0jIDE

I would rather leave behind one single book in paper form than leave a hard drive with the entire sum of human knowledge. A long time from now, people would be more likely to get something out of the book than the hard drive.

Also, paper is so much more liberating.

9 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-09 19:57 ID:XY/pNLuJ

> I like to draw on paper.

I took a piece of paper and wrapped it around my tablet. It feels pretty good.

Now I'd like to see what I'm drawing under the stylus, but those Cintiq's are expensive, and you can't wrap paper on them to change the feel. Bah.

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