The Next Step for Literature?
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
I remember a time (stick with me), I’d say about ten years a go, when books still had all that pesky text in them.
I actually had to read, and make it through entire pages without any auditory or visual stimuli. Thank god the good people at Byook have answered my prayers.
In a marketing strategy worthy of porntube, they’ve catered to the demographic created in the wake of our plumeting IQ’s and created a hybrid book.
Read more below:
The Byook is an app developed in France that hopes to make reading more interactive. The main goal is to engage readers with animations, pictures and sounds, and to help them immerse themselves completely in a novel.
The first to be created is Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band. The story is the same as the original by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but pictures appear at the sides and sounds play to help put the readers right into the scene. For example, if a line in the book says that rain is falling, images of actual rain drops fall onto the pages, or if the word “scream” appears, readers can actually hear an ear-splitting scream.” [º]
The dumbasses can’t understand anything unless it’s drawn for them.