Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Digital Apocalypse

Predictions about the future are notoriously unreliable. People have predicted the demise of almost everything and everyone while others have forecast nirvana in one form or another. Yet, here we are, muddling through.

Author Ewan Morrison offers his take on the ebook revolution which he casts as a digital apocalypse. He argues that every industry from telecommunications to music to porn that has undergone a digital transformation has suffered for it and that books are next. He predicts the end of books and authors as we know them by the next generation.

I have to say his analysis is pretty glum and compelling. I just hope he ends up in the same group of prognosticators who promised us jet packs, flying cars and death rays!
Holy crap! A lot of that stuff came true! Yikes!

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