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The Resource Book was there : reading in electronic times, Andrew Piper

Book was there : reading in electronic times, Andrew Piper

Label
Book was there : reading in electronic times
Title
Book was there
Title remainder
reading in electronic times
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Piper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Andrew Piper grew up liking books and loving computers. While occasionally burying his nose in books, he was going to computer camp, programming his Radio Shack TRS-80, and playing Pong. His eventual love of reading made him a historian of the book and a connoisseur of print, but as a card-carrying member of the first digital generation-and the father of two digital natives-he understands that we live in electronic times. Book Was There is Piper's surprising and always entertaining essay on reading in an e-reader world. Much ink has been spilled lamenting or championing the decline of printed books, but Piper shows that the rich history of reading itself offers unexpected clues to what lies in store for books, print or digital. From mediaeval manuscript books to today's playable media and interactive urban fictions, Piper explores the manifold ways that physical media have shaped how we read, while also observing his own children as they face the struggles and triumphs of learning to read. In doing so, he uncovers the intimate connections we develop with our reading materials-how we hold them, look at them, share them, play with them, and even where we read them-and shows how reading is interwoven with our experiences in life. Piper reveals that reading's many identities, past and present, on page and on screen, are the key to helping us understand the kind of reading we care about and how new technologies will-and will not-change old habits. Contending that our experience of reading belies naive generalisations about the future of books, Book Was There is an elegantly argued and thoroughly up-to-date tribute to the endurance of books in our ever-evolving digital world
Summary
Explores how new technologies have altered, and continue to alter, people's relationships with reading, examining reading rituals and identities throughout history and their potential influence on the legacy of the physical book
Tone
Writing style
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10156224
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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1973-
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Piper, Andrew
Dewey number
028
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Reading
  • Electronic books
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Digital media
Target audience
adult
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reading in electronic times
Label
Book was there : reading in electronic times, Andrew Piper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-192)
Contents
Prologue : nothing is ever new -- Take it and read -- Face, book -- Turning the page (roaming, zooming, streaming) -- Of note -- Sharing -- Among the trees -- By the numbers -- Epilogue : letting go of the book
Control code
000048559276
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 192 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780226669786
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Book was there : reading in electronic times, Andrew Piper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-192)
Contents
Prologue : nothing is ever new -- Take it and read -- Face, book -- Turning the page (roaming, zooming, streaming) -- Of note -- Sharing -- Among the trees -- By the numbers -- Epilogue : letting go of the book
Control code
000048559276
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 192 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780226669786
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Other physical details
ill.

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