Friday, 18 December 2009
Goodbye Borders....Why Its Such a Bad Thing
I was brought up in South Africa and we didn't have a TV because there was basically just no TV service to be had at the time. I can remember the thrill of listening to 'War of the Worlds' on the radio with my family (and hey, I am only very early 40's before you start thinking I am talking about the 1930's!) - and more than that, I became an avid reader - my parents literally could not keep up with my reading needs. Maybe its because of this I find myself working with my imagination, that I made a career of creativity - I certainly don't think it hindered me in any way. I see kids these days who are more engrossed in a little box of electronic tricks than with anything else that is going on around them, and I feel sad for them. Imagination begins and ends with reading - and saying goodbye to Borders is one more blow against imagination.
Independent Newspaper Article