Why Books Will Survive
But the death of paper has been predicted for decades now. Bill Powers, media critic for the National Journal, believes that paper isn’t just an old habit, but rather an advanced technology that is nearly impossible to improve upon.[Why Books Will Survive].
I certainly hope that books will survive. There is something unique, something ancient, about books. There are few pleasures as enjoyable as escaping with your favorite book to a secret place, opening the covering and reading.
Of course, most people prefer to read books that excite their imagination. Unfortunately, few technical books fire the imagination in this way. Still, technical books provide a pleasure of their own, especially those that rest near our desk, silent sentinels patiently awaiting our next inquiry. These technical books become references – close friends – that we turn to in need.
I have yet to write the first type of book, i.e., a non-technical book – tho it’s in the works. But I have co-authored two technical books, the latest of which has just been released by Elsevier. It’s not for everyone, but those folks involved in RF design may find it useful [RF Design]