The other day I go to look at the newspaper and turn to the book section and remember I live in the 21st century, throw the paper into the bonfire that warms the castle, go over to the computer, and google “book news.”
What I find there is shocking.
Amazon is launching a service called Matchbook. That’s not the best part. As a name, it is barely a clever pun, so do not get excited. What is great, is this service will give you an ebook if you bought a physical book of that book in the last book book. Sorry, sometimes I get excited and go all smurftastic with the word “book.”
Or they will sell you that book on the cheap if they can not give it to you.
Maybe for you.
I wanna know where my virtual library is. I was watching Johnny Mnuemonic the other day, and Keanu was swimming around cyberspace with a damn dolphin (look it up, I’m serious) and I have to google “how to erase book from Kindle” because sometimes I want to erase a book from my Kindle and BUTTONS DO NOT WORK RIGHT!
Sorry. Got excited again.
But really, where’s my virtual library, Amazon or Google or Kobo (whatever the hell Kobo is, and I don’t want to look it up)? When will I be able to slip on some glasses and say, “Book me, Danno,” and have a virtual library right there in front of me.
No paper required, no weird ass reader required that has to be remade every ten years because of “glare.” No physical thing at all except some glasses.
Where is it, future?
UPDATE: Since I originally wrote this, I have seen a New York library recreated in Minecraft. Touche, universe. Now make it functional.