Saturday, October 10, 2009

Future of the Book

The current issue of the Wilson Quarterly features three essays concerning the future of the book. Christine Rosen, “In the Beginning was the Word,” Wilson Quarterly 33 (Autumn 2009): 48-53 thinks the printed book has life in it yet and worries that the manner in which we now interact with the written word is not to learn from others but rather to share our opinions. Tyler Cowen, “Three Tweets for the Web,” pp. 54-58 reflects on the nature of our use of the Web, placing it in the longer view of how we normally react to new technologies and is optimistic about the new digital texts. Alex Wright, “The Battle of the Books,” pp. 59-64 gives us a history lesson about the book and sees new and more useful forms of it growing from the Web and other digital delivery systems.


dan said...

news karaoke artist? a new term for journalists and bloggers? dAN BLOOM

and word alert , news alert, i came across a new term today, from USA TODAy

What does this mean: *NEWS KARAOKE ARTISTS*? what is a news karaoke
artist and how does that new term, apparently coined by Chuch Raasch
mesh with the word karaoke from Japan which is for singing in special
karaoke clubs and bars...????

What does this term MEAN, who coined it, and how was it coined? I love
it. See my blog here: will revise upon news from CR.....danny bloom in
Taiwan, covering the world beat for nobody in particular at:

dan said...

also see my blog about future of books paper reading vs screening reading which i now call screading