Excerpt from Colorworld:
“Hmm. The Wiktionary. Is that something on the computer?” Gabriel asks.
“Yeees,” I say tentatively, wondering if he’s joking. “Actually, you use the computer to access it on the Internet. You do know what that is, right?”
He rolls his eyes. “Yes, I know what the Internet is. I just don’t use it much. I don’t like those thinking boxes. What ever happened to paper and ink? The soul of humanity went right out of society as soon as those thinking boxes came onto the scene.”
I laugh. “Thinking box? You are hilarious. How did you manage to get through college without using a computer?”
“By using it as little as possible,” he replies simply. “I like libraries where real people work and you can hold real books. I have quite a collection, actually. None of my possessions are quite as beloved as my books. Nothing beats holding the weight of knowledge tangibly in hand.”
“But a computer puts information at your fingertips instantly. I’d think you’d love that,” I reply, baffled that someone as smart as Gabriel has made it this far in his life by avoiding the Internet. I consider it nearly as essential as breathing.
“What use is all that information if you don’t have to do anything but click a button to get it? How is that satisfying?”
Yes, yes. Some of you are committed to your books. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Right?
Well guess what? Now you can GET COLORWORLD IN PRINT!!
A lot of people have been asking me for autographed copies, and I am so very flattered. Truly. If you are one of these people, please shoot me an e-mail at:
colorworldbooks (at) gmail (dot) com
I will email you back with instructions on how to get a signed copy in your hands. Just bear in mind that it will be a bit slower since it has to come to me first and then I have to ship it out to you. If you’re just all impatient to read it but still want it signed in due time, you can also just buy your print copy and then mail it to me to sign after you’ve devoured its contents. I can roll either way!
I gotta admit, I’m kind of with Gabe on this one. I got the print edition in my hands and it felt like… real all of a sudden. There is really no comparison to an actual book in your hands.
Now for the offer. And no, you cannot refuse it. If you do, I think I might be a little offended.
Why are you still reading?