Friday, July 20, 2012

New Trend?

I ran across this article on Yahoo News and was very intrigued by this idea: books that disappear after they are opened and read. Apparently the book comes vacuumed sealed and once the pages are exposed to air the print fully disappears within a couple of months. I'm wondering if this is to be a new trend in books. It would promote prompt reading instead of letting a book sit on a shelf or only reading for short periods of time. It wouldn't be something you could leave and then come back to. More than likely, this will turn out to be a fad. Many of us like to pass on our books that we enjoy to others which this would do away with. Each person would likely have to purchase their own copy. Then there is the problem of what to do with the book once the print is all gone. You could use it as a journal or to take notes in. But if books are frequently printed this way you would quickly have surpluss of journals. Not to mention, you could never check these out at a library unless you got to it first.

Have you purchased one of these books? What are your thoughts on this fad?

1 comment:

  1. Printed books with disappearing print is a way to make printed books more profitable for the publisher. You would have to order the book again if you wanted to re-read it. It would also mean that you don't own the book anymore. The publisher does. This is an awful idea.


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