DON’T PANIC – David Pearson at the Swindon Festival of Literature
Interesting! At Univeristy we’ve looked a bit at how every new technology creates a panic – putting it in simplistic terms. So when Caxton started his printing business everyone tutted and shook their heads and said it will kill manuscripts etc. Though in that case it did – apart for certain circumstances – but the point being that the written word survived. I think it still will for a good while yet. Having tried certain books on a Kindle – text books for example – that didn’t display properly at all so reverted to a ‘proper’ book for that purpose. There’s a place for both
Is this the end of physical books? This was one of the questions posed by the Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries for the City of London, David Pearson, tonight at Swindon Central Library. If it is, don’t panic! said Swindon Festival of Literature Director, Matt Holland. The future is bright, but it may be electronic, not printed.
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