The stack of supplies brought out today was destined to be transmuted into books. The stories that had been written yesterday were carefully formatted onto half pages and the pages were sewn together with the help of the strong hands of the older graders. The covers were affixed and glued down and titles were carefully written on the inner covers.
"This is how books are made and bound," Mr. Teacher explained.
Well even then the process was a bit more complex than that in the factories, but with the advent of the computer and the popularity of the lightness and compactness of the paperback, genuine book binding, as a marketable skill, is a thing of the past. Machines spit out even hard copies at fantastic rates and while a few, isolated craftsmen turn out leather bound tomes that particular skill set has gone the way of the dinosaurs.