The End of Books - NY Times Books Section - 1992


Submitted bybirdieon Mon, 08/08/2016 - 13:11

Books are here to stay. Just like apples.
Submitted byBibliofutureon Wed, 08/10/2016 - 14:06

In reply to by birdie

Article is from 1992 so I think it was posted to remind people of what was said. No we can assess the article from what actually happened.
Hypertext is truly a new and unique environment. Artists who work there must be read there. And they will probably be judged there as well: criticism, like fiction, is moving off the page and on line, and it is itself susceptible to continuous changes of mind and text. Fluidity, contingency, indeterminacy, plurality, discontinuity are the hypertext buzzwords of the day, and they seem to be fast becoming principles, in the same way that relativity not so long ago displaced the falling apple.
From The End of Books