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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A Moveable Feast 

Nice meditation on Johannes Gutenberg and e-paper, by Bruce McCabe in The Australian. While it's speculative--who knows what Gutenberg would think these days?--I liked it anyway.

Grab:

He was an inventor at heart, and would have seen the development of e-paper as a natural extension and improvement upon traditional paper, just as paper was a natural progression from vellum, papyrus and clay tablets.

Nor would he have been nostalgic about the displacement of traditional books in the way that many people (including me) would feel today.

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