Friday, August 1, 2008 - GeneralIt won't be long now before all we need to know is delivered through a series of images and sounds displayed on screens. Then reading will become a thing of the past and us science types will stick it to those English Majors once and for all. Nothing personal Eric, it's just progress.
At PaulMach.com the future is today. Clicking the image below will play a recording of this blog post, ushering in the future. While in Alaska I decided to relive this old "reading" tradition.
First up was The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Basically a chick flick on paper. I should have known, anything listed under "Woman's Fiction" is bound to be trouble. But my wife recommended it and as they say, "Love is blind."
Next I read Volumes I and II of The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, fantasy novels by Diana Wynne Jones. She must think I'm 12 or something, the plot was super predictable and there was no character development. But they did pass the time.
Anyway, I'm glad to be back. It's great to be in front of The Mainstream Media again. They make life so much simpler.