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War and Peace in the Global Village by Marshall McLuhan
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The design of this book seems to be as important as the content. It features quotes from Finnegan's Wake in the margins and many images throughout, as well as varied typefaces and font sizes, landscape-oriented text, white text on black, etc. for emphasis. So it's definitely a book-as-object, not just agnostic "content" transferable to any medium. That said, the book feels very blog-like, perhaps because bloggers often make use of similar design elements. (WaPitGV is still meant to be read front-to-back, though.) It does make you wonder about both McLuhan's prescience and the extent to which blogs are mimicking books.
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January 7, 2011 – Shelved
January 9, 2011 – Started Reading
January 16, 2011 – Finished Reading

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