By Edward Nawotka
In today’s lead story James Bridle suggests, “The book — by which I mean long-form text, in any format — is not a physical thing, but a temporal one.” It is, in essence, a commitment of one’s time to having a particular experience dictated by an “author” — whomever or whatever that may be.
As e-books challenge our conception of the book, taking it out of the physical and moving into the digital, what indeed defines a book? And how elastic is the word “book?” Does it merely signify long-form text or is it also something more? Text/video/toys, for example.
Read Bridle’s article and then tell us what you think in the comments.