i love books because as i continue to read them, they do not progressively fill with ads and spyware
@garbados Suddenly imagining the hellish wave of convincingly-fiction-like "content" ebooks that are going to flood self-publishing in the coming years that use GPT to get you to read the first 3 chapters (wondering what the avant-garde lack of coherent narrative is about) only to have full page ads for fridges start popping up in the actual fucking book
@garbados And, correspondingly, the backlash by authors who start writing in a very-deliberately-coherent manner so that you know they're not GPT models, stifling out initially-incoherent works such as... uh... Serial Experiments Lain
@suetanvil @garbados God even the soup thing would be better tbh https://mastodon.technology/@deshipu/104609621439740258
@garbados i like the part where you can just *give* them to someone. no need to transfer rights, share passwords, or click the share button. just "hey here ya go!, check inside the cover for a cool message i wrote you!"
@garbados and crashes are so easy to recover! just, like, pick it back up, and continue reading. and they have airplane mode built-in and automatically activated! heck yeah sane defaults!
@garbados I love books because there is a very high probability that Jeff Bezos won't break into my house and rip them out of my hands
@balrogboogie jeff bezos at your window, leering as you turn another page and laugh at something a character says. hate fills his eyes, froth his mouth. books, he thinks, so full of rage that no other word arrives. books. books! books!!
@garbados wild to think there's a universe in which he did, tho
@garbados I love books because the only cookies in them are crumbs from the cookies I was eating while reading them
@garbados They actually did put ads in books... https://boingboing.net/2019/02/14/cream-of-panther-modern.html
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