15.10.08

Fahrenheit 451, e-books y algunas promesas


Con suerte habré muerto cuando el formato digital reemplace al tradicional de forma absoluta. Si en otros asuntos la tecnología abre caminos, rompe barreras y facilita el ingreso del hombre en una más accesible y democrática forma de acceder a la información y de publicarla, en el tema libresco me temo que soy remiso a cambios excesivos. Admito el placer momentáneo de poder leer un artículo de prensa en un cachivache transportable. Recuerdo todavía cómo disfruté al ver en un móvil esta página, pero no concibo que el futuro nos depare un mundo sin libros, aunque las letras (quién sabe) lleguen a donde antes ni imaginábamos y los lectores se multipliquen como peces bíblicos. Prefiero esta rutina mediocre de bibliotecas que huelen a papel y de anaqueles reventones de volúmenes. Hace tiempo que sé que mi vida pasa por la cercanía de los libros. Necesito tener libros cerca. Hay adicciones peores, imagino. Esta mía no repara en gastos (es un decir) y esquilma los ahorros para nuevos suministros de ejemplares. Sospecho que, si no se tuerce en demasía lo sembrado, mis dos hijos también se perderán en el goce inmediato de las librerías y en el placer formidable de la lectura. Ya lo hacen. Viene esto porque El País informa que en diez años los libros perderán su hegemonía en los gustos de los lectores. Sé que se trata, al cabo, de un formato. Murió el vinilo o la cinta de cassette (tan romántica, tan práctica) y llegó el CD. A esa fiebre me apunté yo encantado. El almacenamiento digital de la información restituía un sonido de más calidad, aunque he visto platos (Thorens) que dan un sonido que ya quisieran los reproductores compactos, pero ése es otro tema. Pero no alcanza mi asombro a razonar que una pantalla (sea como fuere) pueda sustituir al amoroso tacto de las páginas.

Una encuesta entre un millar de profesionales sitúa en 2018 la superación del soporte tradicional: lo dice el periódico hoy. Los quince siglos de libros tienen fecha de caducidad. Y en estas minucias de la industria (qué es un libro ante el hambre en el mundo, las pandemias del sida o la precariedad laboral) me imagino que a mí no me afectará el cambio. Es cosa de ser firme en el propósito de no comprar un solo libro electrónico. Buscaré librerías de viejo, escarbaré en rastrillos y en mercados de segunda mano. Viajaré si oigo que en alguna ciudad cercana queda alguna librería que venda ejemplares clásicos. Si llega a mis manos (accidentalmente) la última novela de Paul Auster en plan binario (unos, ceros) prometo echarle un vistazo brevísimo y confirmar, en el ojeado, que es un asco rebajarse a las modas de Microsoft. Me tiraré en mi sillón favorito (orejero, ampuloso y cómodo como un paseo por un reino de algodón en los sueños) y buscaré en mis estanterías un volúmen antiguo, el más antiguo que tengo: una Divina Comedia del año 36 que se mantiene, pese a la edad, en muy notables condiciones de salud. Eso haré.

57 comentarios:

Alex dijo...

Tranquilo, Emilio, no creo que suceda nada irreparable en tan poco espacio de tiempo. Recuerdo que cuando era niño databan el fin de los libros de papel para fin de siglo... y mira, ahí siguen afortunadamente.

EMILIO CALVO DE MORA dijo...

Seguirán, en el fondo. Estos estadistas del futuro tienen que escribir sobre algo, imagino.

Isabel Huete dijo...

Yo no creo que vaya a desaparecer el libro en papel, o no quiero creérmelo. Reconozco que las nuevas tecnologías avanzan tanto que igual acaba haciéndose irresistible leer en un libro electrónico... Pero, de llegar el caso y yo vivirlo, haré como tú: me resistiré y buscaré en mis entanterías el libro más antiguo que tenga y conológicamente los volveré a leer todos. No creo que me diera tiempo a vivir tantos años... pero moriré oliendo y acariciando el papel.
Besazos.

José H. dijo...

Me parece que no va a llegar la sangre al río ni cosa parecida. Habrá vendedores de humo y mercachifles de segunda mano, pero el libro, el libro de toda la vida, seguirá más vidas, no dejará su romántica presencia. Me niego a leer en otro formato una novela, por ejemplo. Me niego por completo. Absolutamente. Del todo.
Una cosa es un blog, leer el periódico en internet o leer tu correo y otra, bien diferente, es leer a Balzac, que me encanta. Balzac en word, qué espanto.

Nacho Murabe dijo...

Yo no comparto vuestro temor, o vuestra incertidumbre. Los libros durarán siempre. No hay fahrenheits en la cabeza de ningún editor ni en las ferias de libros se cuentan estas cosas. A ellas acudo con mi cargamento de libros y de los libros vivo desde... Mejor callar. El asunto es que no hay muerte anticipada. También pregonaron los gafes de toda la vida la muerte de la novela. No ha muerto nadie. Vida eterna al libro. Salud, compañeros.

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