Court, Judges and Jury
I am sitting here, sentenced to death. To vanish from this very world, and never come back. I have served you all for so many years, resisted many attacks and survived every single one of them. But now, on this very day my future is darker than it has ever been. I m looking back on a life where I have been a revolution. Where I brought knowledge to lots of people and taught your grand-parents, parents and yourself all the things you know. I have been a good teacher, as well as a good friend, putting smiles on your faces. I have told stories over and over again, passing on culture and history. And I am still the keeper of your cultural identity, but I do not generalize, I am specific and precise. I don t talk bullshit. Do you really think I should be killed, can you really live without me? Nobody is as easy approachable than I am. I am exciting – I am an experience. I am flexible and I can multitask. I will serve you well, and you know that. You can always trust in me, rely on me. I will be there till the day you die and beyond. Trust in me and I will never let you down.
We, the book, sentence you mr. e-pub to death. You are not what you say you are, you are a unreliable greedy bastard, all you want is money. You are like a genetically manipulated organism, impersonal and uniforming the one believing in you. Instead of making it easier for the user you complicate, distract and overwhelm the world with data which hasn`t been asked for. Easy come easy go, we do not know how long you re gonna stick around, we don t know your face we do not know who to blame for your flaws. You lie, do you? we don t know, do you even know? your wanna-be content is depending on electricity and development. Maybe tomorrow already you are gone together with the content, the user paid for. Vanished from this very world, never to be accessed again.
We the digital publishing world are writing this letter to inform you, the book, that you are an obsolete media. We are done with you collecting dust and taking up our precious space, time and energy. The era of digital publishing has come and you are standing in its way. First of all, you are heavy, dead, static media and unwilling to change or update and you have a less than pleasing odour. You stick to one font, in one size. I mean come on, without you paper cuts wouldn’t exist. How many trees have died for you and without a thanks. For a thousands of years you have stayed the same. You caused the creation of the printer. Furthermore, you can’t even connect to the internet. ITS 2014!!! Please won’t you just die and make why for an out worn media.
Let us state, that we are the media of the future. Not only are we light weight, providing you with a huge data storage, multiple fonts, changing there size to your will. We can grant you up to date content when ever you wish. We always adept to your personality, fulfilling yours needs. You like to listening to music while you read? We can do that for you. You like to read in the dark, we have a back light screen. Your sister is hogging the iPad, you can read us on any other device. We provide a responsive interface, changing for harmonious collaboration with the chosen device. We want to get better and grow, incorporating video and music with text. And we don’t have the death of millions of trees, on our conscious.