Having studied Book Arts and worked in libraries, the current debate about e-books vs print is an interesting one. So while reading ‘Notre-Dame De Paris’ By Hugo Victor , I read this quote with interest:
“I tell you, sir, that the end of the world has come. No one has ever beheld such outbreaks among the students! It is the accursed inventions of this century that are ruining everything,–artilleries, bombards, and, above all, printing, that other German pest. No more manuscripts, no more books! printing will kill bookselling. It is the end of the world that is drawing nigh.”
This was based in 1482, it’s just things move a bit quicker these days!