The book culture: people trapped therein simply are not “with it.”
One of the elements – and there are many – which constitute “it” is the beat of the drums. Welcome to the multi-media tribe.
After all, reading is such a, well, such a solitary activity. Keeps us locked up in ourselves, prevents us from experiencing the beauties of group think.
Book is no longer king; now it is a subject.
A TV clip… from fifty years ago.
“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a (wo)man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.” ~Edward P. Morgan
“The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.” ~Andrew Ross