Pride and Prejudice about Electronic Publishing
Laurent Belsie, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
For centuries, readers wanting literature turned to books. There they found Homer, Cicero, Shakespeare, and Faulkner. Books are how one generation passed its literary tradition to the next.
But this tightly bound relationship is coming unglued. A growing band of writers is challenging traditional notions about the book with new electronic forms of literature. Does one page always have to follow another? Does a book have to stay within two covers? Does it have to exist as a physical object at all?
Maybe not. Using computer technology, writers are generating new literary forms that one day may replace the paper-based book as the main means of communicating …
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Publication information: Article title: Pride and Prejudice about Electronic Publishing. Contributors: Laurent Belsie, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: December 27, 1996. Page number: 3. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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