Of course it won’t. Hardly the same thing and why should it?
There will always be something new, a new craze. It doesn’t mean it has to kill anything.
The way we read might evolve but most people will always want to hear a good story, goes back to the early ages of life on earth. Remember the caves…
As an author I keep an eye on Kindles and ebooks in general. I’m published traditionally but my books are to be made available as ebooks too so yes I’m interested, curious too.
As a mother I have managed so far to keep a balance right when it comes to games and computers, I hope it lasts. My children read and were read to from the start, yes, right from when they were born. Both are bookworms and can’t get enough. We buy books but also visit the library every week, otherwise we couldn’t keep up.
The practice of altering photos, long a standard in the world of glossy magazines and fashion shoots, has trickled down to the wholesome domain of the school portrait. Parents who once had only to choose how many wallet-size and 5-by-7 copies they wanted are now being offered options like erasing scars, moles, acne and braces, whitening teeth or turning a bad hair day into a good one.
But parents who choose to edit also run the risk of “potentially validating the concerns that it is not O.K. to be that way,” Dr. Peterson said.
In response to one of the comment on Mummy Bloggers discussion:
Wouldn’t children who have their photos retouched be more prone to teasing? Everybody in their class would know that’s not how they look like, I think it would give more power to potential bullies. As teenagers, let them make that decision, but photoshopping is not going to change the way they look in real life.