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Who needs books? : reading in the digital age

Author: Lynn Coady
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta : The University of Alberta Press : Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne, 2016.
Series: Henry Kreisel lecture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"What happens if we separate the idea of 'the book' from the experience it has traditionally provided? Lynn Coady challenges book lovers addicted to the physical book to confront their darkest fears about the digital world and the future of reading. Is the all-pervasive Internet turning readers into web-surfing automatons and books themselves into museum pieces? The bogeyman of technological change has haunted  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Coady, Lynn, 1970-
Who needs books?.
(CaOONL)20159087775
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Coady
ISBN: 9781772121247 177212124X
OCLC Number: 919683220
Description: xvii, 49 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Henry Kreisel lecture series.
Other Titles: Reading in the digital age
Responsibility: Lynn Coady.

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#7 on the Edmonton Journal's Non-fiction Bestsellers list for the week of April 15, 2016 The Edmonton Journal. "[Coady] digs into the recurring social panic that new technology is making us stupid, Read more...

 
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