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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Anytime we are too invested in preserving the status quo, we miss the bus. (I like the analogy with vinyl.)
The future is in electrons. When in doubt, follow the money. Cost of distribution is lower, for example. Barrier to entry is lower, for example. Devices like Kindle, much like the internet, have completely changed what it means to create and consume information (and entertainment). We don't know where this is going, and it's not a good practice to evaluate the future of a new technology based on its first iterations. (My internet experience is much different today than in 1990, for example.)
Let's not forget about technologies that have greatly lowered the cost of creating and printing one-off books (think blurb.com) for those of us who cannot give up richly illustrated or photographed materials.
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