What is the future of the book? It is much brighter than people think

Submitted by: Zama Zulu 22/10/2014

"To see technology purely as a threat to books risks missing a key point. Books are not just “tree flakes encased in dead cow”, as a scholar once wryly put it. They are a technology in their own right, one developed and used for the refinement and advancement of thought. And this technology is a powerful, long-lived and adaptable one."

The Economist has put together a wonderfully presented story about the future of the book; Papyrus to Pixels: The Digital Transformation of the Way Books are Written, Published and Sold Has only Just Begun

Click the image below to view the full story on Economist.com

 


Source: Published by The Economist, October 2014