Ebooks The End Of The World As We Know It?
In the animated movie The Incredibles there is an interesting scene where Mr. Incredibles nemesis Syndrome has clued the hero in on who he really is and how a careless interaction by Mr. Incredible when Syndrome was young was the excuse he chose to use to define why he was evil.
Syndrome aspired to hero status, but it was simply a ruse with evil intent.
When Mr. Incredible asks why he is doing this, Syndrome replies, I’ll give them heroics. I’ll give them the most spectacular heroics the world has ever seen! And when I’m old and I’ve had my fun, I’ll sell my inventions so that everyone can have powers. Everyone can be Super! And when everyone’s Super… No one will be.
If you think about it long enough this line is an indictment against virtually anything that is opened up to the masses. What once was hard to accomplish is now made less difficult through online technology and downloads.
Publishers may view Ebooks as the logical conclusion to the act of allowing everyone to have the power to publish. Publishers often view organic ebook publishing as inferior...