The Future of Print: The Book

Distad, Merrill
October 2011
Feliciter;2011, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p182
The article focuses on the speculations about the obsolence of printed books. The author highlights the drawbacks of electronic books (e-books) which include vulnerability to censorship and the limited number of e-book readers in libraries. Several works about the future of printed books are emphasized which include "The End of Books," by Octave Uzanne, "Toward Paperless Information Systems," by Frederick Wilfred Lancaster and "As We May Think," by Vannevar Bush.


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