Cartoonist Lucy Knisley has a comic online called ‘Downloading Optimism: Pessimism Virus Detected.’ It’s a funny but very direct assault on the tendency in some quarters to fret and worry about the emergence of digital books and online reading as the driving force behind the new world of publishing. She doesn’t understand why some of our most creative writers and artists are feeling so gloomy about their prospects in a digital publishing world.
She’s been reading enormous amounts of online text since she was a little girl. Her point of view is dead on the money. One little thing I know is that I began publishing for kids online back in 1995. The kids came and were reading lots of stories. Let’s say a bunch of them were only 5. Well, they’re 20 now, and they are making it plain that they want their books on screens just as often as they might want them on paper. You ignore them at your peril.
I found this comic via Boing Boing