For years before I left the US, when you go into any grocery store, they ask you “Paper or plastic?” This refers to the bag for your groceries. Do you want an old fashion paper bag or a petroleum based plastic bag.
This question has come up yet again in a deconstructed context. Do you want your books in paper, either softcover or hardcover or would you rather have your books sitting in a plastic box such as a Kindle, Nook, or other e-reading device?
I have made my point of view very clear. I will not use an e-reader to read anything longer than a magazine. Been there, done that, didn’t like it.
So this person Allison Morrison writes to me personally. Her note started with
“I’m reaching out to connect with you about a graphic I helped create which examines the state of print books in the digital era, and why (contrary to popular belief) recent trends show that print books can in fact coexist with e-books.”
I was curious and wrote her back asking for more information. She supplied it.
This is the site where is comes from, if you click here.
In addition to the graphics below, what I really love about the site itself is the sidebar. They have included “How to become a teacher” in each of the US states and teacher certification requirements as well. What a great service for potential teachers and those of us who want to make a career change. I love it!
Thank you Allison for writing.