On the extinction of paper children’s books

While I would agree that Alice for the iPad looks great, it’s hard to imagine paper books of any kind going the way of the dodo. Jason Kottke doesn’t think so either, and especially not those of the children’s variety.

However, I’d like to assure the childless Rose that if paper books ever go extinct (they won’t), paper children’s books will be the last to go, particularly among the pre-K crowd. E-books are “broken” in several ways that are important to kids, not the least of which is that paper books are super useful as floors in really tall block buildings.

04.14.2010Tagged with:    

2010: Living In the Future

Daniel Sinker:

Back when I was a boy, I bought a children’s book at my town’s library book sale called “2010: Living in the Future” by Geoffrey Hoyle. Written in 1972, it had been withdrawn from the library’s collection by the mid-80s, when I picked it up. I’ve somehow managed to hang onto it for 25 years and now, suddenly, here we are: 2010. I’m reproducing this long out-of-print book here to see how we’re doing. Are we really living in the future?

01.11.2010Tagged with: