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Scrolling forward : making sense of documents in the digital age

Author: David M Levy; Ruth L Ozeki; Owen Corrigan
Publisher: New York, New York : Arcade Publishing, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"A fascinating, insightful, and wonderfully written exploration of the document.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--letters and credit card receipts, business memos and books, television images and web  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Levy, David M.
Scrolling forward.
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2016]
(OCoLC)858358958
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Levy; Ruth L Ozeki; Owen Corrigan
ISBN: 9781628723977 1628723971 9781628726985 1628726989
OCLC Number: 967754149
Description: 1 online resource (205 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The Universe Is Expanding 1 --
1. Meditation on a Receipt 7 --
2. What Are Documents? 21 --
3. Leaves of Grass 39 --
4. The Dark Side of Documents 59 --
5. Reach Out and Touch Someone 78 --
6. Reading and Attention 101 --
7. Libraries and the Anxiety of Order 118 --
8. A Bit of Digital History 137 --
9. An Immense Effort 158 --
10. The Search for Stable Ground 180 --
11. Scrolling Forward 195.
Responsibility: by David M. Levy ; foreword by Ruth Ozeki ; cover design by Owen Corrigan.

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Scrolling Forward takes a common, everyday object--the document--and illuminates what it reveals about us, both in the past and as we move into the digital age.  Read more...

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