Print Is Dead: Books in our Digital Age by Jeff Gomez PDF

By Jeff Gomez

ISBN-10: 0230527167

ISBN-13: 9780230527164

For over 1500 years books have weathered a variety of cultural alterations remarkably unaltered. via wars, paper shortages, radio, television, machine video games, and fluctuating literacy premiums, the sure stack of revealed paper has, a little bizarrely, remained the extra powerful and culturally proper technique to converse principles. Now, for the 1st time because the heart a while, all that's approximately to change. 
Newspapers are suffering for readers and relevance; downloadable song has consigned the album to the structure scrap heap, and the electronic revolution is now approximately to go away books at the excessive shelf of historical past. In Print Is Dead, Gomez explains how authors, manufacturers, vendors, and readers mustn't ever merely recognize those alterations, yet force electronic publication production, criteria, garage, and supply because the first really transformational factor to take place on the earth of phrases because the printing press.

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Critics and writers cling to the status quo, while booklovers are reluctant to say goodbye to the book and refuse to believe that digital delivery and consumption of text could somehow be a good thing. ‘Persons ignorant of the nature of change, antagonistic to the scientific revolution which will impose social changes such as none of us can foresee,’ wrote Snow in The Two Cultures, 34 print is dead ‘often think and talk and hope as though all literary judgments for ever will be made from the same viewpoint as that of contemporary London or New York: as though we had reached a kind of social plateau which is the final resting-ground of literate man.

The only ones truly in the book, newspaper or magazine business are the paper mills and printing plants producing these products. While newspapers in general have been under attack, in early 2007 a new kind of attack began to take place: a nearly unprecedented assault on book reviews. It began when a number of newspapers, among them The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Memphis Commercial Appeal, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Dallas Morning News, The Sun Sentinel and many others began to either 56 print is dead shrink their book review sections or else get rid of them altogether.

Yet, instead of addressing this very real concern, critics of digital reading or electronic books merely extol the aesthetics (and not necessarily the virtues) of printed books. ’ There are many similar odes to books and their physical nature; how much their owners like to hold them and stroke them (as if they were pets instead of messengers conveying ideas). It really is amazing that people can’t seem to intellectually separate their love for reading from their love of books. 46 print is dead But people have felt this way about numerous commodities that have since become endangered species.

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