Johannes Gutenberg

When it was invented the film thought that nobody else would read because all could see and hear, without greater efforts by the spectators. But the book survived. When he began television thought an imminent end because of a medium where you can see, hear and pass feel, all at the same time. But the book survived. Later homes were flooded by videotape machines and so the book should become a museum item be rescheduled within a few years.

But the book survived and even have failed to condemn him to exile the multimedia, the internet and all the technological advances. The question is: until when will resist? It is not yet known but nobody should hurry in issuing death certificate. It is likely that the format change as it did when Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press: the world saw a dramatic change. We went from an unwieldy, manuscript book and which only they could access a few privileged, to another better designed and diagrammed and, best of all, within reach of a greater number of people. Maybe we have to prepare ourselves for another change, and in a few years we will have digital editions in which we can navigate without any difficulty: and much attention, because a difficulty, and big digital books currently on the market, is the eyestrain that produce the reader.

Correcting this problem we will have a new form of the book but not his replacement and, much less, their disappearance. The books will remain good travel companions; friends of every occasion; teachers trust; thesis of which dissent. They contain the wisdom of the ages and the convictions of all intellectuals. Enclose to them always will be an act of intelligence and forget them will, at least, a regrettable decision. If you are of those who wish to fall again for reading or reaffirm their good reader habits, we humbly present the following tips: forget that reading is subject for scholars or boring people.