Die debat gaan voort …

Oral op die internet is debatte aan die gang oor die gedrukte boek vs die e-boek. Hier is ‘n artikel wat vir my nogal bitter interessant is:

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2012/04/books-bits-vs-atoms.html

Wat my oog gevang het, was die volgende gedeelte:

“One of the arguments I’ve heard for why ebooks are so expensive is to keep the printed version’s perceived value high. If ebooks are 1/3 the price of the printed version, given time no one will put value on the printed version and sales will drop.

Because of the volume, printing books is relatively cheap. It (allegedly) adds little or nothing to the final cost of the book but there are lots of middle-men that get profit from it. None of those people want the printed book industry to go away which is why the prices are such a mess.”

Drie weergawes

‘A friend of mine says that the first draft is the down draft –
you just get it down.
The second draft is the up draft – you fix it up.
You try to say what you have to say more accurately.
And the third draft is the dental draft,
where you check every tooth,
to see if it’s loose or cramped or decayed,
or even, God help us, healthy.’

Anne Lamott