Thursday, November 03, 2016

'Books Have Endured Many Technical Revolutions'

Shelf Awareness

Andrea Ballatore
Simone Natale
"It is not by chance that the idea of the death of the book surfaces in moments of technological change. This narrative, in fact, perfectly conveys the mixture of hopes and fears that characterize our deepest reactions to technological change....
"The ones who still worry for the disappearance of print books may rest assured: Books have endured many technical revolutions, and are in the best position to survive this one."

--Andrea Ballatore & Simone Natale in an article for The Conversation headlined "The myth of the disappearing book"

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