It happened to me again. Someone made a comment to me about my books and then told me how glad they were the books were available in paper as they absolutely hate e-books. Maybe, the reader said, if she were a kid, she would get a kindle. But she preferred the written word.
What is an e-book but the written word? Aren’t you reading written words right now? And why do people have to be so…snarky about it?
This in a week where I read (in e-form) that ebooks sales jumped 115% in January.
Frankly, although I freely admit to getting most of my news off the radio, I was immersed in written words this week to get news of Japan and Libya. They were words from Internet news outlets, and I was thrilled to death to be able to read them although I cried for the victims of the Tsunami.
Writing isn’t dead. We still have a need. The written word is not dead. And change is not all bad. C’mon people.