Generation_D: phaseolus: Generation_D: Once everything is digitizedSo ... when's that gonna be?Already well under way. You've not seen google books, or the library of congress online?
Make More Hinjews: That being said, your points about the economics of reading are well-taken. I would caution that, even if all existing books were digitized and made free today (and the old copies preserved in paperback), it would probably take CENTURIES for books to become as rare as vinyl. A few reasons:a) Thousands more years of habit.b) Extraordinarily broad dispersal.c) Failsafeness in an age of uncertain energy reserves and imperfect infrastructure.d) INTENSE nostalgia.e) Undeniable underground appeal, especially for political and social reasons (there's that tribalism again).
EvilEgg: Cut him some slack, he's on the short strokes now. He'll be done soon.
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