Is print dead? I read a book called Fairenheit 451 as a child, it is about a so

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  1. meow48 profile image78
    meow48posted 8 years ago

    Is print dead?  I read a book called Fairenheit 451 as a child, it is about a society where...

    books are banned.  The firemen's job is to burn those books.  If all we are left with is the internet, it can be turned off with a switch, and writing sites decide what is suitable... tell me what you think?  I would love to hear it.  thankyou for your time and consideration

  2. Merlin Fraser profile image75
    Merlin Fraserposted 8 years ago

    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.....

  3. Sweetsusieg profile image83
    Sweetsusiegposted 8 years ago

    I too hope the the printed word does not die, not only do I love to write by I MUST have my daily dose of 'wordage' as well.  My computer screen does not follow me to the place I am most comfortable reading.

    I get tickled pink when I get a 'new' book for something special like my B-day, Mother's Day or Christmas.  I have even been moved to tears when it is a book I truly desire to read.

    The Internet is great for a lot of things, and as a writer I would have spent years trying to get published in the conventional manner.  If something should happen and a 'switch' is shut off, then all I have lost is what I didn't print.

  4. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 8 years ago

    Unlikely that books will disappear, but they couid become rare and expensive.  Might be a great investment to give to your great granchildrens great grandchildren.

  5. C.A. Johnson profile image66
    C.A. Johnsonposted 8 years ago

    As long as there are people willing to put pen to paper there will books.

  6. Barbsbitsnpieces profile image83
    Barbsbitsnpiecesposted 7 years ago

    You're dealing with two different questions here. Fahrenheit 451 -- the temperature at which paper burns -- dealt with a governmental structure purposely bent on controlling society by destroying all its books.

    The Internet is not politically trying to destroy any society's books, or written material. It's just destroying the beauty of grammar!

    The Internet is loaded with very poor writing and much disinformation. If the Internet ever replaces our books altogether, our society will definitely be taking a step backward, a step which will, in fact, be a flameless Fahrenheit 451 disaster! I wouldn't give print the ten-count any time soon, however, because I don't believe book publishers ever will go ungrammatical!


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