Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times

Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times

Andrew Piper

Andrew Piper grew up liking books and loving pcs. whereas sometimes burying his nostril in books, he was once going to laptop camp, programming his Radio Shack TRS-80, and enjoying Pong. His eventual love of studying made him a historian of the publication and a gourmand of print, yet as a card-carrying member of the 1st electronic generation—and the daddy of 2 electronic natives—he knows that we are living in digital occasions. Book used to be There is Piper’s spectacular and continuously pleasing essay on examining in an e-reader world.
Much ink has been spilled lamenting or championing the decline of revealed books, yet Piper indicates that the wealthy background of examining itself bargains unforeseen clues to what lies in shop for books, print or electronic. From medieval manuscript books to today’s playable media and interactive city fictions, Piper explores the manifold ways in which actual media have formed how we learn, whereas additionally looking at his personal kids as they face the struggles and triumphs of studying to learn. In doing so, he uncovers the intimate connections we advance with our examining materials—how we carry them, examine them, proportion them, play with them, or even the place we learn them—and exhibits how examining is interwoven with our studies in existence. Piper finds that reading’s many identities, prior and current, on web page and on monitor, are the major to assisting us comprehend the type of studying we care approximately and the way new applied sciences will—and will not—change previous habits.

Contending that our adventure of studying belies naive generalizations concerning the way forward for books, Book was once There is an elegantly argued and punctiliously up to date tribute to the persistence of books in our ever-evolving electronic international.

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