The Future of the Book
University of California Press, Dec 19, 1996 - Computers - 306 pages
The death of the book has been duly announced, and with it the end of brick-and-mortar libraries, traditional publishers, linear narrative, authorship, and disciplinarity, along with the emergence of a more equitable discursive order. These essays suggest that it won't be that simple. The digitization of discourse will not be effected without some wrenching social and cultural dislocations.
The contributors to this volume are enthusiastic about the possibilities created by digital technologies, instruments that many of them have played a role in developing and deploying. But they also see the new media raising serious critical issues that force us to reexamine basic notions about rhetoric, reading, and the nature of discourse itself.
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In his introduction to The Future of the Book, editor Nunberg (linguistics, Stanford Univ.) says there has been extremism among both technology lovers and haters. "Ultimately," he writes, "the ... Read full review