Why Do We Love Print?
As academic and other publishing move increasingly into digital realms, will we ever be able to fully rid ourselves of the cultural capital print holds?
- — Lee Skallerup (@readywriting)Fri, Oct 05 2012 08:32:41I wonder if we'll collectively ever be able to let go of the cultural importance/thrill of seeing ourself printed on paper +
- — Ernesto Priego (@ernestopriego)Fri, Oct 05 2012 08:38:45@readywriting it's true, but getting an author tag is also powerful. :) http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/ernesto-priego …co.uk/profile/ernesto-priego
- — Lee Skallerup (@readywriting)Fri, Oct 05 2012 08:40:14@ernestopriego Maybe it's in part b/c of the "temporary" nature of the digital. It's always there, but lost in the sea of information+
- — Lee Skallerup (@readywriting)Fri, Oct 05 2012 08:40:47@ernestopriego Print is rarer, and thus I think even more rarified now than ever. It will always be looking at me on my shelf. ;-)
- — Ernesto Priego (@ernestopriego)Fri, Oct 05 2012 08:42:12@readywriting true, though I've seen many a book in the remainders sections of discount bookshops... and it's saaaad. But yes, I agree.
- — Lee Skallerup (@readywriting)Fri, Oct 05 2012 08:45:28@ernestopriego Oh, me too. One of my fav authors was homeless for a period, so I am aware that the romance of print is largely an illusion+
- — Lee Skallerup (@readywriting)Fri, Oct 05 2012 08:45:53@ernestopriego But I think that there's still a thrill that you don't get from publishing online (or even an ebook).
- Soon after this conversation, Anvil Academic Publishing had their tweet chat, devoted to their digital model for academic publishing. I added my two cents here, too.
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