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Is the Writing Revolution About Process, Not Product?

Is the Writing Revolution About Process, Not Product?

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March 5, 2012

We have Blurb Mobile, Cowbird, Broadcastr, Slideshare — storytelling tools built by digital designers for creative expression. And yet, we craft our compositions first for the page. Perhaps this is correct. Perhaps these tools are meant to augment, not replace, writing, to extend the way we craft and shape our texts. Something similar has happened in publishing. Print books are alive and well, in spite of the headlines, but the way we make them is a long way from Gutenberg, his printing press, and moveable type.   In 2010, Polity Books published professor John B. Thompson’s 432-page volume,

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Destined for Ink? A Call to Action: Let’s Think Beyond the Book

Destined for Ink? A Call to Action: Let’s Think Beyond the Book

Posted:
February 21, 2012

Humans have for millennia created tools that augment and improve our lives. From the weapons of the Bronze Age to bartering beads and paper currency, each tool changes how we interact with our world. As these tools become commonplace, they are harder to deconstruct, but it is important to remember that we made them; we designed them to help us know more, see more, achieve more. From virtual libraries to virtual reality, from the codex to the digital book, the tools we have created to transmit information make it possible for more people to make more astounding discoveries. But technologist …

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