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Re: [BKARTS] Publisher's Weekly article on "The Future of the Book"



I don't think the author would agree that the text (contents) was only
"pretty important."  Consider that the majority of published books would not
exist if it weren't for their content.

Regards,

John MacKrell
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
(734) 604-0992
See finishing stoves at www.johnmackrell.com





> From: Peter and Donna Thomas <peteranddonna@xxxxxxxxxx>
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> Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 23:02:57 -0800
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> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Publisher's Weekly article on "The Future of the Book"
> 
> It seems they are thinking of the book as the information contained
> in it rather than the whole package. I would only consider the
> information to be comparable in concept to the paint in a painting.
> It is pretty important but not the whole thing by far. The concept,
> the execution, the substrate, etc all work together to make a
> painting. The information combines with the images and materials and
> formats to create a book, but it is not the "bookness", it is not the
> thing that makes a book a book.
> 
> Peter Thomas
> 
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