Good morning, world. I’d shake your hand, but I suspect that I’d end up punching you somehow. Not that I’m mad at you, mind, but my hands are feeling that sort of clumsy. Which is great, considering that I’m working with a paper cutter right now, hee hee. Thankfully, it’s a contained enough system that the chances of me cutting myself are astronomically small, but still, but still..
So then, what can I say about the world today. It’s Friday, which means… well, it doesn’t really mean much around here. Sure, that’s a few days off of work to do nothing upon, but I’m not feeling particularly needy for it. I can hope to be alive enough to work on my story for this week, which I’m rather behind on. I’ve got a few hundred words and some idea of what I’m doing with it after a week of thinking, but that doesn’t make me terribly happy to be pushing into overtime to do it… y’know, if I even manage to find focus. I’ve been lacking a lot of that this week, which is… meh. It’s not a joyful thing, but I’m not particularly sure I can miracle some focus out of my backside, either. It’s like, yay… I baked a loaf of bread, and that’s been just about it.
Oh yes, I did spot an interesting bit of news earlier. Apparently, Amazon reports that the sales of e-books has outstripped the sales of paperbacks on their US site. I know it says that it doesn’t include free downloads and that the sale of paperback books is growing as well, but I’m still curious as to what this means exactly. Is it counting newspapers amongst the e-books? What, exactly, is defined as an e-book? Does this mean people are reading more in general, or? Because conversing casually with friends and acquaintances seem to indicate that the personal experience for most of us is that people seem to think you’re from the past if you’re reading (not specifically related, but lulz all the same). So while I can hope that it means that people are out there genuinely reading, I’m kind of guarded as to whether or not find this good news. But then, I prefer the heft and the smell and all the things that make reading reading. I’ve met very few pages/covers that my hands didn’t adore (the notable exception being a box set of His Dark Materials I purchased eons ago; I could not STAND to touch the covers, they felt so strange!). I will admit that I’m interested in the e-ink thing though, if only because my eyes have so much pain and suffering from the normal backlit screen-a-ma-bobs that are the norm in this day and age. Though obviously, it would probably be a long time before we saw e-ink as a monitor, though, at least, we know they can do it in colour!
And now, methinks that’s going to be enough for the day; I’m amazed I squeezed out that much. *laughs* Perhaps I’ll find something even more cogent to speak about… stay tuned and we’ll see? 😉