Do you remember when people said that computers would end the age of paper? Everything would go digital and those heaps of paper on your desk would disappear. How did that work out for you? Now many are saying the same thing about books. After all, when digital music became popular, it took over the business, almost completely destroying other media. So the same will probably happen with physical books, right?
Once again, we may be surprised. Here’s an infographic pointing out some important differences between the music and book industries, differences that suggest the printed book may still be around for the long haul. (HT Justin Taylor)
And once you’ve checked out the infographic, scroll down for a couple of humorous videos arguing that there still a role for paper in general. Although tablets might be able to do some things better than paper, there are still at least a few areas where you really should use paper. (HT James McGrath)
And here are the videos on the dangers of a truly paperless society.