(Local Paper Op-Ed) Gene Budig, Alan Heaps—Rapidly changing technology sparks a reading revolution

Posted by Kendall Harmon

It used to be that once a book was printed, the text would remain unchanged for extended periods. Not so any more. Authors can update their works and almost instantaneously create a new version. Electronic books are far less bound by time and space.

Print books rely on written words and pictures. Electronic books can expand to include music and other sounds, animation, and movies. The possible outcome is less traditional reading....

With so many new kinds of reading sites such as blogs and wikis, demand for traditional length books may decline. On the other hand, the convenience of electronic readers may encourage people to read more.

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Filed under: * Culture-WatchBlogging & the InternetBooksScience & Technology

Posted April 14, 2012 at 11:29 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]
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