If I remember Fahrenheit 451 was the story of a Big brother type society where all sorts of free though was considered subversive and books were seen as an instrument of that freedom.
It’s not a totally new idea, throughout history there are many examples where various political states and regimes have attempted to subvert the truth by deciding what the people are allowed to see and hear.
Is print dead ? No I don’t think so any more than cinema died because of television. Look around you and you will see more paper magazines than ever before. Bookshops may no longer the sole place to go for your books but they still manage to live and compete with the internet for business.
There is a rise in E Books with palm sized E Readers, you can now download a book to your lap top or even some of the bigger mobile phones but it’ still in print and has to be read. Although there is now computer software that will read it for you if you don’t mind Steven Hawking telling you your bed time story,
Many people still like the feel and smell of a printed book, held in the hand on a winter’s night with a glass or two of wine and a warming fire.
Is Print Dead ? God I hope not... I’m a writer.....