E-Texts and E-books: Misconceptions and Missed Opportunities = 電子文本和電子書之誤解與錯失良機

Frederick NESTA

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2008
EventEmerging 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 → …
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/ebook_conf/index.htm

Conference

ConferenceEmerging Paradigms for Academic Library E-Book Acquisition and Use: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period3/06/08 → …
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