I don’t know about you, but I’m a little tired of reading the same arguments surrounding the printed books versus e-books debate. I’ve accepted that there are differences in opinion and I’m not really interested in trawling over old ground. Only time will decide the fate of the printed page, and in the meantime everyone who loves to read is free to do so in whatever format they choose.
After reading this article and coming across an old image I found on my laptop, I had a surge of creativity and got the idea to make this little cartoon. It’s not an argument for one side or the other; it’s just a harmless bit of fun. I wish I could take credit for the cartoon images, but they are the work of other creative minds. The words are mine, though, and I hope they make you laugh.
Once upon a time, print books ruled the roost. They were the main source of knowledge and the only way people read stories.
Apart from the odd bookworm attack …
… books were happy and content.
Then, one day, e-books rolled into town. They were the cool kids on the block, with their fancy features and cheaper prices. These e-books had a bit of an attitude, and reckoned they were better than the printed page.
Some printed books worried that they would go the same way as CDs did when MP3 players rolled in.
Others just felt like giving up.
They started to fear a future where they wouldn’t exist anymore.
But then, something wonderful happened. Printed books began to feel the love from their readers, and started to stand up for themselves. Some even got a little sassy …
… while others just got smart.
They were encouraged by the support of other “out-dated” inventions.
Eventually, print books realised that they didn’t have to be enemies with e-books. After all, they both brought joy to millions of readers across the world, so they might as well be friends.
In a world full of readers, there’s enough room for both of them.