Sunday, July 6, 2014

FUTURE OF 'READING': BIBLIOINCERTIA

We recently read journalist and writer Dnyanada Deshpande speculate on the future of Marathi literature, and what she writes applies to the future of literature in general. She talks about the unpredictable forms and contours 'literature' is assuming (बृहत्कथा on blogspot). People have long speculated on the future of the wonderful thing called 'BOOK'. Biblioincertia, apposed to Bibliophilia is the Latin word for 'uncertainty about books', which was invented with the help of an online Latin-English dictionary by an idiot a few seconds back. One manifestation of the phenomenon of Biblioincertia is the attention received by the successive quarterly financials of Barnes and Noble, the American book-selling chain. Here is a report appearing in thepessimist.com. We recall, when Maulana and YT visited New York last (he,he,he only once we did that), we visited B&N stores in order to use their excellent loos, there being few public washrooms in Eastern USA in general.

REPORT: http://thepessimist.com/2013/06/26/bad-news-digest-june-26-2013/:

ORIGINAL CAPTION: :Barnes & Noble, a chain of public bathrooms that also apparently sells “books” (like movies, but for pale nerds who cry a lot!), might have overestimated America’s thirst for fine literature. In other news, Idiocracy is starting to look more and more like a documentary.

IK on movie Idiocracy:
Luke Wilson, average guy of present times gets transported to the 26th century as a result of an Army experiment gone awry. By then, the average IQ of the population had gone down to 40, because couples with high IQs have been out-bred by the fecund low IQ population. thepessimist believes that the tryst with 26th century has advanced to the 21st !


ABSENCE OF PLANNING SHOWS: HOSPITAL IN USA CIRCA 2500 AD FEATURED IN MOVIE IDIOCRACY

2 comments:

B.Jawahar Reddy said...

Mention of books being made in thepessimist rather than theoptimist is certainly bad news for nerds like us. But other media are no match for books as books only can be reached instantly whereas IT media require to be booted, then started, then network may not be there, files corrupted etc.

carl von bailiff said...

Yes sir, random access is superior to serial access in this case, agreed.