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The end of books
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: The end of books
- From: vosberg <kirkhamb@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 12:37:59 -0700
- Message-id: <199804161643.JAA11856@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.edu>
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All this talk of books becoming antiquated, reminds me of George Orwell's
book "1984". The beginning of the book starts with the main character
(sorry can't remember his name) wanting to start a diary. He hides in the
corner of his room where the "Big Brother" camera can't see him. He opens
up a book with blank pages that are cream colour that feels rich. He
hasn't written anything for so long that his hand writing is jerky and he's
afraid to ruin the paper but perseveres....
God help us if we come to that!