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Scrolling Forward : Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age.

Author: David M Levy; Ruth Ozeki
Publisher: New York, NY : Arcade Publishing, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like Henry Petroski's The Pencil, David Levy's Scrolling Forward takes a common, everyday object, the document, and illuminates what it reveals about us, both in the past and in the digital age. We are surrounded daily by documents of all kinds#x97;letters and credit card receipts, business memos and books, television images and web pages#x97;yet we rarely stop to reflect on their significance. Now, in this period  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Levy, David M.
Scrolling Forward : Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age.
New York, NY : Arcade Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Levy; Ruth Ozeki
ISBN: 9781628723977 1628723971
OCLC Number: 956122274
Description: 1 online resource (205 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; fm01; Ad Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; fm02; Contents; Foreword by Ruth Ozeki; Preface to the 2016 Edition; Preface to the Original Edition; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Universe Is Expanding; 1. Meditation on a Receipt; 2. What Are Documents?; 3. Leaves of Grass; 4. The Dark Side of Documents; 5. Reach Out and Touch Someone; 6. Reading and Attention; 7. Libraries and the Anxiety of Order; 8. A Bit of Digital History; 9. An Immense Effort; 10. The Search for Stable Ground; 11. Scrolling Forward; Notes.

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Like Henry Petroski's The Pencil, David Levy's Scrolling Forward takes a common, everyday object, the document, and illuminates what it reveals about us, both in the past and in the digital age. We are surrounded daily by documents of all kinds#x97;letters and credit card receipts, business memos and books, television images and web pages#x97;yet we rarely stop to reflect on their significance. Now, in this period of digital transition, our written forms as well as our reading and writing habits are being disturbed and transformed by new technologies and practices. An expert on information and written.

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