The commonly used term 'e-book' for electronic texts is a misnomer that leads some to believe that an electronic text is the equivalent to a codex. This paper will argue that the two are vastly different, that the medium is in fact very much the message and the human interaction with a screen is very different from human interaction with a codex. The codex itself was an improvement on the scroll and the electronic text may be taking us back to the scroll rather than forward to a better medium.
|Published - 3 Jun 2008
|Emerging Paradigms for Academic Library E-Book Acquisition and Use: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities - Cho Yiu Conference Hall, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 3 Jun 2008 → …
|Emerging Paradigms for Academic Library E-Book Acquisition and Use: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
|3/06/08 → …