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Scrolling forward

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Like Henry Petroski's The Pencil, Scrolling Forward takes a common, everyday object, the document, and illuminates what it reveals about us--our work, our culture, our relationships--both in the past and as we move into the digital age. We are surrounded daily by documents of all kinds--letters and credit card receipts, business memos and books, television images and web pages--yet we rarely stop to reflect on their significance. Now, in this period of digital transition, our written forms as well as our reading and writing habits are being disturbed and transformed by new technologies and practices. Potentially unsettling questions arise: What is the future of the book? With the Internet, what will happen to libraries, copyright, education? What will become of literature and journalism? An expert on information and written forms, and a former researcher for the document pioneer Xerox, Levy masterfully navigates these concerns, offering reassurance while sharing his own excitement about many of the new kinds of documents that are emerging. He demonstrates how today's technologies, particularly the personal computer and the World Wide Web, are having analogous effects to past inventions, such as paper, the printing press, writing implements, and typewriters, in shaping how we use documents and the forms those documents take.

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Author(s):
David M Levy
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
161145221X
ISBN-13:
9781611452211
Number of pages:
212
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing

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Like Henry Petroski's The Pencil, Scrolling Forward takes a common, everyday object, the document, and illuminates what it reveals about us--our work, our culture, our relationships--both in the past and as we move into the digital age. We are surrounded daily by documents of all kinds--letters and credit card receipts, business memos and books, television images and web pages--yet we rarely stop to reflect on their significance. Now, in this period of digital transition, our written forms as well as our reading and writing habits are being disturbed and transformed by new technologies and practices. Potentially unsettling questions arise: What is the future of the book? With the Internet, what will happen to libraries, copyright, education? What will become of literature and journalism? An expert on information and written forms, and a former researcher for the document pioneer Xerox, Levy masterfully navigates these concerns, offering reassurance while sharing his own excitement about many of the new kinds of documents that are emerging. He demonstrates how today's technologies, particularly the personal computer and the World Wide Web, are having analogous effects to past inventions, such as paper, the printing press, writing implements, and typewriters, in shaping how we use documents and the forms those documents take.

Author(s):
David M Levy
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
161145221X
ISBN-13:
9781611452211
Number of pages:
212
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing

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