Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Reading Reimagined

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an excellent point of view (need Chronicle account to access link) by Matthew Kirschenbaum on reading and technologies impact on our perception of it. It's worth a read. I think Kirschenbaum makes a number of points I agree with. Interesting for people that visit this blog are the facts he cites about Google's book digitization project (3,000 books a day). This pace of digitization and the appearance of things like the Kindle make clear to me what the future of reading will be. Laterial reading, skimming large volumes of text looking for the few things in it that matter to you at that moment are the future of reading.

It's ok if you didn't get down this far in the post... Wink

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