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Why is the written word still so popular?
This day and age is all about computers, cell phones, e-readers, tablets, and just digital all around. Yet written books still thrive and generate a substantial amount of revenue, why? Well it’s simple and in this article I am going to show you.
Scribes have been around for longer then time can be accurately depicted, in the oldest of days cavemen scribbled images on a wall, The Egyptians carved hieroglyphics, and every king had a page writing his orders or thoughts. It’s simple really written word is powerful and can open the mind to more then the eyes can. One of the key reasons taking a book and losing yourself is still chosen by many is imagination. You can seclude to yourself and lose yourself in a book transporting you to a far away land with amazing creatures or people. Powers that image can achieve but never as powerful as the words strung together by an author.
Another is tradition, we as humans like certain comforts in life. One of those comforts is doing things in the same style as those before us, a kind of unity through ages in many parts of our life. The written word will never fall because people love the sight of a bookshelf full of their favorite authors. Love that feeling of turning through the next page. And love remembering the books we have read with other people and the memories that brings us.
E-readers are a wonderful invention, they really are. In recent years they have taken away the pain that comes with reading on the digital screen for to long. They have made them lighter, and more compact. When you narrow it down however. The books you buy and read on there are all sold originally as written literature as actual books, even in that digital format you are enjoying the written word as simple as you would a book. But even with that comparison comes difficulty, the battery cant die in your book. Court rooms still show a perfect example of this. Most items written are kept in computers stored safe, yet they still type everything up and keep a hard copy from fear of that system failing and them still needing a copy. An e-reader requires charging and internet in some instances. Your book is always right there and ready for you. So reason number three we will list as reliability over technology.
Moving on I believe number four is a bond. The bond built between a writer and their fans. A bond tried and tested through time, want an example? Have you ever gone to a book signing to meet your favorite author and get an autographed copy of the newest or favorite book by them? Bet whoever it was and wherever it was, it was a really long line. The same can be shown jut in a new release, I know I've never been to a midnight release at the book store and not had to wait in line for over an hour to pick up the next instalment of any book I was into at the time.
Now finally and quite possibly the most important point yet. Videos, games, movies, music, and any other platform you can think of in this department be it for education, entertainment, or just a relaxed way to kill some time. All have their own purpose, and their own power, but all of them wouldn't be here if it weren't for the written word. Every one of them needs a script. An idea transformed in a way where others can read, understand, and work with it. No matter your source of input, all of them have to have a scriptwriter to achieve their final outcome. Everything we love and enjoy, was an idea in someone’s head, that they then wrote down to help understand.
So no matter the age we live in, no matter what source of entertainment, what source of work, or what source of education we search for. We are all fans of the written words, we see it every day of our lives no matter what. Despite all the advancements time and science may make I don’t believe the written word will ever truly lose its power, or purpose. That which was here at the beginning, shall accompany us until the end.
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