Thursday, June 25, 2009


This news item, just through, ties in with part of this week’s Future of the Book conference.

I hope the “educational sessions” today concentrate more on what is now much more state of the art” in “digital publishing” than the so-called e-Book devices that, at the moment, succeed only in transferring nineteenth-century simple one-color text-only books into poor imitations.In the “educational” world these days, publishing means multimedia — and twentyfirst-century literacy: not parching one-color, text-only fiction on to on aspect of the digital revolution.
Peter Jackson’s Lord of The Rings trilogy is one example of what twentyfirst-century literacy—and the connection between digital multimedia productions and books. GD

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