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Focus on Foaly: Books vs. Technology



Hello, mudman. This is Foaly. I received your letter concerning technology. Well, you came to the right centaur! Now, we fairies replaced books centuries ago. But a few of us, now that we think about it, miss the books, and the bookstores; the nice trips to the coffee shop to get REAL coffee. With all the new technologies available for you guys, paper books are beginning to go out of style. More and more people are buying products such as Kindles to do the reading for them. You wouldn’t even have to get up and go to the bookstore to buy your books! The first day it was released, I was tracing Amazon. It sold out in the first 3 and 1/2 hours! This may sound like a miracle, but it’s anything but. Bookstores are more than just stores for books. They’re social meeting areas, where you mudpeople can have a nice chat over a relaxed cup of coffee. Their large book selection brings variety and diversity to the world of readers, and they are learning houses; places where people can read and learn, and talk to people who know what they’re talking about.(like me, for example!) All through one small bookstore. If you’re really frustrated and you need to relax or calm down, you can always read a book–books take you into other people’s imaginations, and you can practically see everything happening. Can technology do that? No, it can’t.

The best thing about books is that you go into a different place and a different time. You’re always on the edge of your seat, and you’re dying to know what happens next. If it’s a dictionary, you can learn new words and what they mean. If it’s your journal, or diary, then you can read about what all you did last year, and refresh your memory. Technology can’t help us by doing that unless you keep it in a word processor. Even then, your computer might crash and all the files you’ve saved will go down with it, unless you have a backup disc to download them back on. Technology does help us a lot though. It saves lives, and allows peoplefrom two halves of the world to meet. But that doesn’t mean that everything else has to be replaced by it.

I say that books are better than technology in some ways, but in a few points, technology is better than books. With that said, you don’t have to replace everything you used to (or currently) hold dear, just because new technology is available to replace it. Believe me, we got rid of books (and a lot of other things) and we’re regretting it already.

Stay Smart!

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21 responses to “The Haven Herald.” Join in!

  1.  I’m so happy to see that out little community is still going strong, I was  getting discouraged there for a while, but  seeing such a great newsletter come out of so much adversity is really inspiring. Also I love the new comic, all and all my favorite newsletter to date. keep up the wonderful work and thanks for making me smile.~Kagoma

  2. i really liked the comic hehe
    of the reviews you’ve put this time, i liked the thief lord (i’ve read the book and seen the movie XD)
    i also liked the part about the artemis fowl movie. actually (even though i wanna watch it) i don’t look foward to it much because i will probably be disapointed… i suppose i’ll just have to wait and see 😛
    well i loved the haven herald this time too
    keep it up!!!

  3. Fully thank to all who produce HH, never give up!

  4. Wow!  Congrats to all the winners, especially Target Acquired, whom I know a bit better.Love GothicLollipop’s Avvie!Hahah.And thanks for…picking me!!Great articles, everyone who wrote them!

  5. Wow! Best issue yet! We need to create a theme about food next time. That would be great! A don’t thank a magic theme would be too good though. I loved BlackOpal’s article! I actually read it this time!

  6. ZOMG!!!

    i am back! it’s been a while since i’ve visited this site.. now i’m loving it again!

    AWESOME JOB in this, man!!! i love it!!! Wohoo!!!!

    its really fun to read!

    Man, i can’t wait for AF 6!

  7. Target Aquired May 13th, 2008 at 3:13 am 7

    Wow, guys, I’m flattered– thanks a ton! 😀

    Speaking of someone who has read and owns “The Theif Lord,” I definitely agree that it’s an awesome book. And the comic is great– if you’re reading this, iesnoth, I’m going through Netherworld withdrawl!

    -Target Aquired

    (Yes, I do know that it’s technically spelled, “acquired.” AQUIRE is actually an acronym for Aquatic Information Retrieval, and how it relates to my username, I’m not sure. But oh well; I like either)

  8. Cool! I’ve been here since december and yet this is the first time I’ve read the haven herald. I should have starting reading them early! I really liked the articule on books vs. technology seeing as I’m pretty hopeless with technology. xD

  9. Great job,guys!!!!This is why it’s so great working with you all!!!I love the articles(BlackOpal-great job)!Great comic as well.I’m surprised even though I saw The Haven Herald already!Congratulations everybody!I’m really glad our readers are happy!You guys are awesome!!!

  10. Yay! FG is back on! News has been really slow recently, but I’m glad you guys still got the Haven Herald out! Yay!

  11. Wow! This issue is awesome! Except last issue was a hundred times better. Foaly sounds OOC, I didn’t get the comic, and it wasn’t as funny as the last issue… However, I DO agree that moviemakers are substituting quality for excitement. Eragon the movie was just totally crappy.
    Tch! How long till the movie comes out already? They’re keeping adoring fans on their toes!

  12. _i_dont_get_it May 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm 12

    That was awesome.

  13. You know, I actually READ this one (from me there is no higher praise).

  14. Actually, I’ve never read Haven Herald before.
    I think the comic is really good =D

  15. I think that was the best one I’ve read

  16. Artemis_Fowl_theSecond June 13th, 2008 at 1:01 am 16

    I’d just like to say to all of you that I love ya and that this website is my universe. I live on the art pages and love commenting. So, thanks again to all of you who have made me a much happier person.

  17. OMG my BF told me 2 come here, that this is the best I totally agree!!!!!

  18. iHEARTartemisFOWL June 22nd, 2008 at 12:39 am 18

    <3 it all!

  19. Okay, so maybe i’ve been busy and haven’t been on in over six months… >.

  20. Hi! I’m geniustkw, Singaporean AF Fan,do you need to buy HH, or how do you get it, and can I contribute, just that mine is a long 13-chapter long story.

  21. I feel so much hppaeir now I understand all this. Thanks!

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