Another Plea to Stop Criticizing Ebooks Because You’re Nostalgic about Dead-tree Books

When the eReader craze first started a few years ago, I was pretty uninterested. Not because the functionality of such technologies was still immature, but because I balked at the idea that we, as a culture, are so interested in remediating digital technologies to be more like old technologies like books. I still pretty much feel like that. I love books. I think they might be the most important complex…

November 24, 2010
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Another Book Eulogist Lacks Vision

I just finished reading yet another article about the death of The Book. Yawn. People have been writing about this for decades, and I’m still waiting for a single author, theorist, prognosticator, or talking head to say something more than books are dying. I’m waiting for someone to say something substantial or specific about the future of The Book. Is it so difficult to suggest that The Book’s future will…

January 10, 2010
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Another Book Eulogist Lacks Vision

I just finished reading yet another article about the death of The Book. Yawn. People have been writing about this for decades, and I’m still waiting for a single author, theorist, prognosticator, or talking head to say something more than books are dying. I’m waiting for someone to say something substantial or specific about the future of The Book. Is it so difficult to suggest that The Book’s future will…

January 10, 2010
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BIG changes; NOTHING changes. A Response to Derek Mueller.

I dedicated a previous post to speculating on what Apple might offer when they unveil their tablet computer later this month (or so the rumors go). Derek Mueller responded with an intelligent comment about banality. So I wanted to write a post that I think demonstrates Derek’s point about change-not-change. I want to write about machines that offer at least some small changes. And then I’ll reflect a bit on…

January 8, 2010
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