My task today was to upload audio and video for the Fall issue of Living the Country Life so the digital edition can go out on Zinio. It means working in a web tool that makes me want to pull my hair out. I love technology; I hate technology.
Once I got everything figured out, with a few bug work-arounds, it struck me that my favorite room in the house is a dinosaur. Who needs bookshelves anymore? Everything here, and more, could fit on my iPad — books, cds, dvds, magazines, and games.
For hundreds of years humans have been impressing each other with the size of their home libraries. “Look at my first editions; note my scope of Russian novels. I’m an intellectual.” Now we flip open the latest mobile reader.
I’m not giving up my bookshelves. When I die you can tear them apart and build my coffin. Throw a few books in there with me.