The Future of the Book

The Future of the Book

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The death of the book has been duly announced, and with it the end of brick-and-mortar libraries, traditional publishers, linear narrative, authorship, and disciplinarity, along with the emergence of a more equitable discursive order. These essays suggest that it won't be that simple. While the contributors to this volume are enthusiastic about the possibilities created by digital technologies, they also see the new meida raising serious critical issues that force us to reexamine basic notions about rhetoric, reading, and the nature of discourse itself.Geoffrey Nunberg. James J. Oa#39;Donnell THE PRAGMATICS OF THE NEW: TRITHEMIUS, MCLUHAN, CASSIODORUS First a little late news from the net. ... the information highway is aquot;for bulletin boards on esoteric subjects, reference works, lists and news - timely, utilitarian information, efficiently pulled through the wires.

Title:The Future of the Book
Author:Geoffrey Nunberg
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1996


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