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The Future is Not the Present

Robert Kroetsch on the future of the book at the WInnipeg Review says change is good. The writer should make a mess of traditions.

5) WR: In what ways will paper books change in the next few years because of ebooks?

RK: The dead tree technologies will no doubt change as we struggle to save forests (and life). For the time being paper is still a bargain. The rising cost of animal skins altered the production of medieval hand-copied books. But the shape of the page pretty much survived. What now?

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