Friday, January 22, 2010

Printed Books vs. An Unlimited Literature

It was never about Paper vs. Digital.

It was never about No Tech vs. Tech.

It's always been about Static vs. Dynamic.

Passive vs. Active.

Inflexible vs. Flexible.

Rote vs. Improvisatory.

Manufactured Printed Books vs. The Unlimited Literature of Humanness.

We tried for 400-some years to use printed books to get the word out to more and more people. But we also used books as a means to limit authority and make lots and lots of money for a relative selected few.

We're at the end of that era. And nostalgia and comfort notwithstanding, I say we're all the better for it.

1 comment:

  1. I love this! I shared it with my colleagues. I really need to think more about how this looks in my classroom.


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