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Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age


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Publisher:Arcade Publishing, 2001



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We are surrounded by documents of all kinds, from receipts to letters, business memos to books, 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 questioned and transformed by new technologies and practices. What is the future of the book? Is paper about to disappear? With the Internet and World Wide Web, what will happen to libraries, copyright, education? Starting with a simple deli lunch receipt, Scrolling Forward examines documents of all kinds from the perspectives of culture, history, and technology in order to show how they work and what they say about us and the values we carry into the new age.

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