Let’s make no mistake that there are a lot of good things about the internet. You’re able to communicate rapidly and effectively
. We allow diverse opinions on various topics of discussion whether it’s the ineffective politics of Republicans or the recent decision of Golan v Holder. But today I have to wonder about the life of paper. Sure, we write books and pass out pamphlets on the street. But most of the paper might end up in a landfill.
Given how journalism has changed immensely in the last few months, let alone years, it’s only a matter of time before paper becomes a thing of the past. Digital resources are only going to increase as more people move to the internet for news, discussion and entertainment.
This could represent a massive shift in the need for books as more people clamor for pdfs for convenience. But will it change our ingrained notion of reading a paper book that has been a staple of knowledge and learning for untold millennials?
Truly there will be a day that people may not read from paper books any longer. It’s going to be an interesting change as that day comes.