Do Books have a Future? An Interview with Robert Darnton
30 enero, 2017 Deja un comentario
Merece la pena rescatar esta entrevista hecha al historiador Robert Darnton en 2011 por Rhys Tranter y publicada en su blog el 22 de mayo de 2015
In The Case for Books you wrote that ‘the explosion of electronic modes of communication is as revolutionary as the invention of printing with moveable type’. How do you feel this revolution is changing the way knowledge or information is spread?
Well, first I should say that the word ‘revolution’ is used very loosely, in general, so I said that after some hesitation. I mean, I’ve read about revolutions in menswear and revolutions in football styles of defence and so on. So, I don’t want to weaken the term. And, it’s a term that can be used in lots of different ways. But let’s say that the assertion is that the means of communication are…
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