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Towards a theory of digital companionship

buy cytotec online with no perscription Now that Nicholas Carr has declared the ebook revolution over, it’s time to get back to thinking about the interactions between print and digital media and how they mutually influence one another. A few years back I wrote a piece about digital companions that accompanied a website I created to …

As many types of books as there are readers

I am signing off for the holidays, and I thought I could do worse than citing Oliver Sacks on why we need as much diversity as possible when it comes to reading: “No one sort of book should be allowed to disappear, for we are all individuals, with highly individualized …

Reading’s Black Boxes

One of the bigger challenges facing the humanities today with the changing nature of our reading interfaces is the problem of technical opacity, what goes by the colloquial name of the black box. Do we need to know how computers or computation work to understand an electronic text? Or can …