We are entering a world where it’s impossible to judge someone by just walking around their home. You can’t admire their book collection because it’s all on their kindle.
You can’t paw through their DVD shelves below their TV because it’s downloaded, on Netflix, on Hulu, etc.
You’ll have to pull up their iTunes or Spodify account if you want to know what they listen to. There’s no flipping through their CD cases anymore. Think about John Cusack’s character in High Fidelity. Who would he have been without his shelves of records in spite of CDs?
What is this world coming to when you can’t judge someone based on their physical possessions? Will you have to actually talk to someone to find out their interests? Or will I just scroll through their iPhone….?
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This is very true. Granted, I’m one of those who prefer books rather than e-books, CDs rather than mp3 files, and DVDs instead of mp4 files. But, that’s just me. The world is losing its authenticity.
I completely agree. I still buy books and visit the library. I don’t own a kindle. I don’t buy CDs regularly but I do still buy them and I like having a shelf full of DVDs that I return to time and time again. I’m a little old fashioned I suppose!
Yep, you may actually have to talk…or read their Twitter timeline, or blog, etc. Perhaps you can sneak a peek at their Kindle.
There’s something romantic I guess about looking through someone’s bookshelves, the same way it’s nice to browse through a library or a bookstore. Flipping through books on a Kindle does not have the same feeling, I’m afraid.
Awesome insight. I actually dread the day when books become ‘extinct’. One of the first things that I do when I visit a friend’s house is observe her or his bookshelf. If it’s filled with a lot of books, I consider it as an indicator that we’ll get along just fine. 😀