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Print Is Dead by Jeff Gomez
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it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2010s, communication

Print is Dead suffers from problems similar to The Cult of the Amateur's, albeit in the opposite direction. Too much time spent making analogies with music, which isn't really comparable to books—at least those meant to be read as a whole; too dismissive of people who continue to prefer pbooks even when they admit that ebooks might objectively seem "better" (more features, etc.). Jeff Gomez does make some good points about how new kinds of storytelling will develop for digital reading environments, but he doesn't think enough about what we'll lose if the form/structure imposed by the pbook disappears.
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Reading Progress

February 12, 2011 – Started Reading
February 18, 2011 – Shelved
February 18, 2011 – Finished Reading

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