That is the topic of this Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour organized by Pandora Poikilos
Ever since I was invited and told the topic, I've been thinking about this subject. Books - think about it - all our worldly knowledge is written down in some book somewhere. Even considering the internet now, books came first, and are still first, and will remain first for a very long time. A lot of information is being stored in the internet somewhere, but for it to be permanent, it has to be on paper somewhere.
Now consider, what if no one had managed to figure out how to make paper? Oh my! What would we have used instead? Stone came first, then clay, I believe, and to make it more permanent I believe it was cast in ceramic or something similar. Such a thing is certainly more durable than paper but it is also so heavy and bulky - inefficient. Just think of the volumes and volumes of vital information we have on books. Being vital, that would be the kinds of things diligently chiseled into our stone tablets. But what about everything else?
Think of the loss. Think about all the writing media out there - newspapers, magazines, and of course books - now think of all the people intimately involved with them, writing them or reading them every day. Without them, people would of course be doing other things. If no one had ever invented paper, people wouldn't know what they were missing. I'm sure such things as bards and storytellers would still abound, just as I'm sure that, like writers, they would still be 'starving artists' haha.
What else do you think would fill the void? Without a treasured book to curl up on on the couch or read late into the night, what else would there be? What in the home would change? Would there be less couches? Less lamps in the bedroom?
Of course, there is another view one could take on this subject - what would it be like if suddenly you woke up in the morning and all reading material of the paper variety was just gone? Now that would be traumatizing to the max. A loss would be putting it mildly. Such a loss could drop us back into the stone age cause if something broke or someone died the thing would remain broke - so much useless technological junk.
Do be sure to visit other on the tour:
1. Dora - http://peacefrompieces.blogspot.com/
2. Kriti - http://kriti-howaboutthis.blogspot.com/
3. Sonia Rumzi - http://soniarumzi.com/
4. Paula - http://hardlineselfhelp.com/
5. Kate & Ashley - http://backofthebookreviews.com/
6. Roy - http://royd-spiltmilk.blogspot.com/
7. Shaeeza - http://shaeeza.blogspot.com/
8. Me - here
9. Lisa - http://misclisa.blogspot.com/
10. Jessica - http://findingonesway.com/
11. Corinne - http://www.everydaygyaan.com/
12. Nicole - http://riverarunsthroughit.blogspot.com/
13. Tosh - http://totsymae.com/
14. Desiree - http://www.desireeholttellsall.com/
15. Shelley - http://bookfare.blogspot.com/
16. Tessa - http://tessadick.blogspot.com/
17. DK Levick - http://dklevick.wordpress.com/
18. La Vonya - http://www.Battered-not-broken.blogspot.com/
19. Janet - http://jlbcreatives.blogspot.com/
20. Jim - http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com/
21. Linda - http://bookorbust.blogspot.com/
22. Sibylla - http://divaluscious.com/category/mad-moms-manifesto/
23. Amber - http://wosushi.wordpress.com/
24. Lori - http://www.girlparker.typepad.com/
25. Neil - http://www.neilostroff.blogspot.com/
26. Tina - http://tinahoggatt.wordpress.com/
27. Babz - http://lovebabz.blogspot.com/
28. John - http://jmountswritteninblood.com/
29. Violet - http://rhiannonpaille.blogspot.com/-
30. Dora - http://blogaliciousblogs.blogspot.com/