Since the dawn of time people have been recording their day to day lives whether its been drawings of cavemen hunting and boasting of their kills, or of the Ancient Egyptians paying homage to their Gods, men have had a fascionation with being informed. As the history of informing people has evolved from cavemen to Egyptians to the Chinese writing on bamboo the face of the collections of writings has had many facelifts.
Throughout this evolution the writings of the truth has developed into writings of stories of mans theories of how we have come to be. Like the Greeks telling the stories of their great Greek Gods that helped explain the things happening around them. From the grapes turning to wine due to the Ancient Greek God of Wine Dionysus passion to drink wine and socialize or the allmighty Greek God of all Gods Zeus, also known as the God of thunder, whom controled the weather and smited those whom offended him or his creations, the humans. Or even if you heard stories of the great American Indians where they speak of the fruits their Mother Earth has provided for them to nourish them and their Father Sky providing protection from the Evils of the far distant lands beyond their limit to see we have all heard tellings of what our heart wishes to long for and our minds creativity has sparked.
And since the time of accounting for the fast success of our accomplishments, was born the spark the idea to account accomplishments that have not truely taken place; fictional stories created to entertain and to suggest an idea or uphold a belief. With these fictional stories far distant lands and underwater worlds can be visited from the safety of your home. You can meet new fascinating people, and hate new villians as your hero struggles to overcome challenges to find their destiny and fulfill it. And with these stories sparking new action, and these actions sparking new stories the cycle of story telling of ficticious, or true events, will forever be cycled throughout mankind for generations for years to come.
With the vast need to escape to a new exciting world growing with books and now movies being a new source of media to be transported to fantastic worlds previously visited by our minds, the biology of the book has needed to change drastically to keep up with the vast pace of advanced motion pictures. Now the books you read when you were but a child can now be downloaded onto a tablet to be viewed digitally and enjoyed wherever you go. Not only are these new tablets capable of digitally holding one book, they can hold thousands, enabling you to transport your favorite novels and saga’s with you in one convinient place.
But where does that leave the thousands of years of paper, hard and in some cases wooden back books we have cut many a finger on? Will they simply be kept as a memento to a time more primitive as our own? To be locked away for safe keeping for a time where tablets loose their appeal? Or will the tablet remove the need to ever print a single letter on paper again and render all books antiques and to be displayed in mueseums next to photos of the ancient cave drawings to show our evolution of capturing stories of past, future and far-away places? Only time will tell and we will all always hold at least one book in our hearts that we remember reading cover to cover, every word burned into your mind and images of a place only visitable by our imaginations that we can hold onto till our time ceases. And whether the book stays paper or becomes zeros and ones in a tablet and read digitally, it merely means that we are creating advanced methods to preserve and transport all of our favorite stories easier with every new found discover in this chain of the books life. I mean, lets face it, it would be incredibly hard to carry a cave wall of your favorite novel around in your back pocket to read on that long plane ride. The introduction of the tablet has merely shown we are showing interest in keeping our stories of our ancestors alive and allowing ones that our children will want to tell in the future alive no matter the cost.