Afterword

 

Keep in mind that clay tablets lasted 3,000 years, papyrus scrolls lasted two thousand years, the handwritten rectangular book we recognize today continued for about a thousand years, and letterpress printing lasted 500 years. All of a sudden we’ve had desktop book design, the internet, and the ebook, all in the last twenty-five years. Writers, publishers, and readers have had to swallow these major changes as if we were all at a fast food restaurant, so it’s not surprising that we’re all suffering a bit of indigestion.

 

Conversational Reading

 

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~ by eaesthete on 03/09/09.

3 Responses to “Afterword”

  1. […] is also a new article in GottaHaveIt . Will be finding more to work on later – I am ‘right Afterword – theerrantaesthete.com 03/09/2009 Keep in mind that clay tablets lasted 3,000 years, papyrus […]

  2. going digital has definitely warped our mind states. The notion of any sort of permanence has basically disappeared. When you read a web page, you never know if it will still be there the next time you go back. All temporary and transitory.

    information at the speed of light.

  3. I couldn’t agree more!

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