Friday, August 5, 2011

Is there hope for books? - Imprint - Salon.com

Is there hope for books? - Imprint - Salon.com:
"What was the last codex book you read? The last e-book?

The last codex book was Edmund Morris' biography of Beethoven. The last e-books were 'New Culture of Learning' by John Seely Brown and Doug Thomas and Gary Shteyngart's 'Super Sad True Love Story.'"

I still prefer "dead tree" to refer to printed and bound books.
Interesting article that takes shots at traditional publishing and some of the new "vook" style formats. Greater social interaction tightly tied to multiple-source content seems to be the prediction.