Another day and another poll down! Let me start by saying that this has been our most popular posts with the most votes a WYE? poll has EVER had. Thank you so much for that. Your contributions really help make this blog worthwhile (sniff-sniff).
Well, shall we move on to discussing the results?
Let’s start with the option that received the least amount of votes for once. “I don’t know,” one of the worst responses in all of history received ZERO votes. So, good for all of you. You have real OPINIONS and I appreciate that you are willing to share them.
Next, 5% of you believe that paper books will become obsolete in the next 50+ years, a probable assumption, especially with the recent success of ebooks and ereaders, and the production companies’ love for electronic publishing, which not only saves everyone money, removes the hassle of estimating how many copies to print then pulping the ones that don’t sell, but it also saves TREES!
11% of you are bold and believe that not only will paper books become obsolete, but they will become so in the next 10 years! (SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!) What will take their place then? ebooks and ereaders? or do you believe something different, possibly better is coming?
A good fourth of you (26%) are adamant that paper books aren’t going anywhere, that they are classics and people will always demand the real thing over an electronic version. With all my heart, I hope you are right!
Finally, the majority of us (including myself) are hopeless romantics who believe most indefinitely in heroics and man’s ability to overcome any obstacle. We believe that paper books will never become obsolete because we will save them! We will shield them from the tech junkies, the pyros, and the illiterates! Good to know that I will not only have an army to destroy 3D movies, but one to help save paper books if it ever comes to it too!
Well, that’s it for that poll. Now, onto the next poll, “Why do you blog?” You can find it and VOTE on it in the usual place, but for those of you who are new, scroll all the way to the bottom of this blog. You can’t miss it!
Until next time my lovely voters!