Thursday, May 25, 2006

Why Books Resist the Rise of Novel Technologies

"Books... are about a lot more than "communicating information" writes Times journalist Jonathan Weber, "The words themselves are only a part of it... It's hard to separate them from the way in which they are being read. Books are usually read in a different physical context, and in a different mental space, than other types of reading material. They are, at their best, things that transport you, take you to another world, probably one far, far away from the frenetic information exchange that is the internet.",,20411-2193549.html