Originally Posted by taustin
We have that. It's called "television," and it's been around for half a century and more, without destroying books as a medium.
but now TV is about as large as your hand and also makes calls, reads ebooks, browses the web and makes you coffee -- or at least may order some for you.
BTW, cross-over multimedia stuff rarely work out. Someone pointed this out to me recently:
the horror, the horror... someone packaging the concept of a web page in proprietary format and calling it the future of books... so lame...
Turns out people do still enjoy books because they are the essentially recorded oral narratives. And oral narratives mess with our imaginations more than images flashing in your face precisely because of that: it's much more mysterious and fantasious to imagine the described events than simply watching it flow...
Agreed on "motion comics". Can't believe someone at DC dared work out that even for Watchmen! lameness for fragile minds...