This is fantastic!!
Get away from my Dahl.
The words are on a screen instead of paper. Isn't that AWFUL?
Comic of Roald Dahl's Matilda.
Ralph and Piggy don't go hunting.
that little girl sucks... i mean c'mon the dad was watching a clockwork orange and invited his daughter to watch it with him. i was 11 when it came on tv late night i watched for the boobies but i stayed for the mind fuck!!!
and the dad buys her a tablet with every book ever and yes some have the silly interactive touch display but you get beautiful illustrations. illustrations if done correct can help your mind add even more depth and life into the world you are imagining.
the worst the poor guy did was call the kid a twit... and thats the most harmless thing a parent has called a child in history
the lack of socializing even with social media has turned the child into a sociopath. yes the father was to blame for a lot... but the little girl could have made friends... and not murdered the father...
books and kids burn them both i say!!!!
I definitely agree with Alcoolex. My sentiments exactly.
Did you hear about the little girl who glued her own father to a chair so he couldn't escape, propped his eyes open with toothpicks, and kept flipping the channels in front of him? It's just awful! Kids these days...I hear she learned to act this way from BOOKS.
Couldn't say it better than Alcoolex did.
I see the point, but I don't like how it's presented. Whenever I talk with technology buffs, they point out that although technology is great, that doesn't mean things like reading are not useful. Whenever I talk with technology critics, they demonize all technology. Even in political theory, it's usually the technologically oriented who are the most open-minded.
In many cases, a great author is defined by how clearly they communicate. A "man with a blue hat" is not considered a great description in most cases. But as I add more detail, I remove your imagination by requiring you to think up less for yourself. Instead of just having a hat, I deny you the ability to select the color. Arguably, I should go around to people reading books and insult them for not writing them instead.
There is something to be said for actually reading. It benefits you in ways technology doesn't - at least in the case of technology that provides the descriptions for you. However, I have an e-reader that doesn't play games. It gives me the book an an easy-to-access form. It's great. I still read books non-electronically. There is no real difference in that case, expect potentially the amount of environmental damage caused by the manufacturing of physical books in bulk.
this cartoon gets spirit the book better than any move based on any of dahl's books. (although charily and the chocolate factory came close). also for the people who think this a tablet hate pice it seems to me to be more of a interactive overlay hate. there is nothing wrong with a plan epub file on a tablet.
Learning the meaning of words from context IS better than looking it up. Loads of times people ask me for the definition of a word and I can only stammer and wave my hands, trying to get across the feeling that word evokes. For most words, I don't think of their literal meaning, but a sort of scene they bring to mind - and authors rely on those sorts of things to be able to paint a scene in your mind or create effective metaphors and similes. A dictionary definition is dry, context-less, and doesn't get across the entire meaning. It's not a bad thing to be able to look up a definition so fast, but it's not always a good thing either.
They're also not demonising technology, but the things it's being used for, and specifically the trend towards making books TRENDY and EXCITING and DYNAMIC for today's video-game-raised kids by including animated scenes or minigames which aren't needed.
lol even with all them words I wrote everyone's still missing the point. IT'S NOT ABOUT EBOOKS. IT'S ABOUT THINGS LIKE THIS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alice-for-the-ipad/id354537426?mt=8 HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS ARE DENSE. She likes the fucking ebook reader, but not the stupid gimmicks forced into the ebooks.