Thursday, 26 June 2008
Call me old fashioned but despite having a MP3 player I would much, much rather read a book than listen to a book. It is not that I am a Luddite (on the contrary Web 2.0 technology and the internet may be what saves libraries from extinction) but unless my eyesight is failing, Audiobooks rank very low down the list of interests. If we are talking fiction, as with a film, the narrator colours the interpretation. As a result, I would rather engage directly the words on the page, and who wants to listen to a technical book? If there is a client need (they have poor eye sight, or low levels of literacy, then it is of course another matter. But for me Thing 22 - NO.