Thursday, August 05, 2010

E-Books Drinking Game

from the NYLINK listserv:

“Will e-books wipe out [or similar wording] real books?” — one drink

Every use of the phrase “real book” — one drink

Expert you’ve never heard of before predicting percentages — one drink

Any predicted percentage of anything over 30% — one drink

Any discussion of the book world after 2020 — one drink

Passionate defense of DRM (Digital Rights Movement) from someone outside the publishing industry — one drink

Assertion that e-book prices are too high, and will lower soon — one drink

Assertion that e-book prices are too low, and will raise soon — one drink

Article that uses vague Amazon press release stats misleadingly — one drink

“old-fashioned” — one drink

“smell of a real book” — one drink

“too soon to tell” — one drink

“game-changer” — one drink

“cuddle” or “snuggle” used to describe reading habits — one drink

“turn the page” used as a pun — one drink

"turn the page” used as a pun in the headline — two drinks

Reminder that some people read in the bathtub or on the beach and assertion that e-readers/physical books are superior in this regard — two drinks

Journalist and/or someone interviewed acknowledges that his or her habits might be damaging to an industry s/he loves but cannot bring self to change them — two drinks

Librarian who ignores the downside of e-books while championing the concurrent extermination of real books — open bar

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