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Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age by [David M. Levy, Ruth Ozeki]

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Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age Kindle Edition

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Kindle, January 23, 2012

Length: 244 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Editorial Reviews Review

What's up, doc? Information scientist David M. Levy wants us to look at the documents that fill our lives, and his book Scrolling Forward is a thoughtful reflection on their near-omnipresence. Levy has the perfect résumé for this job--after getting his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1981, he took off for England to pursue the study of calligraphy and bookbinding. His love of books shows in his writing, which is rich with references and anecdotes from Walt Whitman to Woody Allen.

Drawing on examples as disparate as grocery store receipts, greeting cards, identity papers, and (of course) e-mail, Levy finds the common threads binding them together and explores how and why we use them in daily life. He looks at digitization closely, considering how speed, ease of editing, and potentially perfect copying changes our traditional considerations of documentation. Though he insists that he's looking at the present, not speculating about the future, it's hard to see how to avoid looking ahead after reading Scrolling Forward. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Levy earned his Ph.D. in computer science in 1981, then devoted the next two years to studying calligraphy and bookbinding. This combination of the new and virtual and the old and physical sensitized him to the vast, complex role documents of all kinds play in our lives in matters practical, psychological, and even spiritual. Postulating the broadest possible definition of documents, or "talking things," Levy offers a vigorous, philosophical, and intellectually stimulating interpretative overview of their evolution and impact on culture. He begins with the humblest of examples, a cash-register receipt, and then embarks on a brisk history of paper, printing, the many genres of documents (books, passports, letters, greeting cards), libraries, and the importance of fixity, a topic he broaches by discussing the many editions (online included) of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. As he considers the vagaries of digital technologies versus our craving for order, he expresses unexpectedly poetic insights into our carried-in-the-genes sense that there is a "sacred quality" to reading, even in the age of multitasking. Donna Seaman
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • Publication Date : January 23, 2012
  • Print Length : 244 pages
  • File Size : 9647 KB
  • Publisher : Arcade; 2nd Edition (January 23, 2012)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B0071ADMKM
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.7 out of 5 stars 13 ratings