Print Is Dead: Books in our Digital Ageby J. Gomez
For over 1500 years books have weathered numerous cultural changes remarkably unaltered. Through wars, radio, TV, computer games and fluctuating literacy rates, the book has, somewhat bizarrely, remained the more robust and culturally relevant way to communicate ideas. Now, for the first time since the Middle Ages, all that is about to change.
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Jeff Gomez lectures on digital information trends at publishing industry events throughout America, and teaches at New York University. Jeff has written four novels, including Our Noise.
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Oopps. Book badly needs an update. It may have been published in 2009, but in Ch.7, ebooks and the revolution that didn't happen, author is so far off base that I remain skeptical about the rest of the book. He seems to have been published just before e-books took off. The chapter references the late 1990s and early 2000s, with claims that there are few books available for e-readers, fewer folks who use them, and little interest in using e-readers.. As Kindle and Nook readers know, this is just not true. He does seem to have an understanding of many facets of books in a digital age, but needs an updates chapter on e-reading.