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.
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jun 2008|
|Event||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 → …
|Conference||Emerging Paradigms for Academic Library E-Book Acquisition and Use: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities|
|Period||3/06/08 → …|