Popular opinion highlights the tangibility of the book as its main essence.
“ E-book is a term used to describe a text in digital format, similar to a book , to be read on a computer screen” (Feather & Sturges, International Encyclopedia of Information and Library Science , 1997, p.130) [my italics]
From manuscript to print: a revolution beyond format La Grant Dance Macabre , printed by Matthias Huss, Lyon, 1499 X Prosper Marchand Histoire de l ’origine et des premieres d’imprimerie, The Hague, 1740
Pierre Lévy - Les technologies de l'intelligence : l'avenir de la pensée à l' ère informatique the digital world offers us the potential to deconstruct hierarchies enriching our experience and understanding of the world - collective intelligence based on consensus.
“ Apocalyptic ” Nicholas Carr – The Shallows : digital reading based on a schizophrenic model - unlike the printed book that requires concentration and reflection, reading digital content is superficial and random changing our intellectual habits and brain structure. X