For several years, the technological revolution impose us an astonishing rhythm of evolution. Who can predict as an oracle, all these news incoming wonders from this science? The recent speech of the President of the United States, Barack Obama, was particularly eloquent. The Spoutnik era into space, around the Earth or even under the sea is reel. Every nation must be at the forefront of these advances tools to observe and develop the possibility of this new science. The future of our Universe belongs to news technologies, better education and more research.
Communications had changed. More then ever, we communicate with each other, all around the world. Access to information had revolutionized our lives. Even the democratic organization could make a good use of Internet tools. Human rights can’t be violated so drastically like before. People from all philosophy can now defend themselves against dictatorships with only a click and send live pictures to the world as proofs of infamy. Of course, horror doesn’t disappear with just one click. Nevertheless, the law of silence is more and more relegated to the closet and the positive forces take is place with more effectiveness.
Book and publishing industry must evolve hand by hand with the possibility of the news technologies. The different formats are original and bring support for the essential of literature: the book. The content remains the main essential message from the author. Whatever the device we choose, print, audio or digital version, the book remains forever a literary work for itself. The author still and will always be the creator of his universe and the only master of his literary ship.
From print edition to e-book, the pleasure of reading remains. In a chair, standing in the kitchen, dreaming in the bath, sleeping under the trees, in the subways, at the coffee shop, at work … In brief, the reader enjoy is reading everywhere! Who can predict what the e-reader of the future will look alike? A magical wrist watch? A steering wheel airbag? A iPhone shower? A hat with specials flaps applications?
For now, I am happy with the Kindle reading light on my PC and elsewhere … Newspapers, books, dictionary, I select and read everything that falling on my e-reader shelf. I will look for the new Kindle or the iPad in springtime. You never know what may come into the shelf by then. May be… some discounts.
The important thing still remains to be on the shelf of e-readers library of all kinds.
Les cahiers Mireille Noël are now available in print and digital version.