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Book was there : reading in electronic times

Author: Andrew Piper
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Piper
ISBN: 9780226669786 0226669785 9780226103488 022610348X
OCLC Number: 776033016
Description: xiii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Take it and read --
Face, book --
Turning the page (roaming, zooming, streaming) --
Of note --
Sharing --
Among the trees --
By the numbers.
Responsibility: Andrew Piper.

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An essay that focuses on reading in an e-reader world. Contending that our experience of reading belies naive generalizations about the future of books, it offers an elegantly argued and up-to-date  Read more...

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"This is a deep and delightful performance, elucidating the multiple, shifting, overlapping ways that embodied persons interact with books. Like Walter Benjamin, Andrew Piper is able to filter vast Read more...

 
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