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Bill Thompson

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Do no harm

Okay, honestly. Futurebook.
There’s writing, there’s good writing and there’s dangerous neglect of the facts.
Here’s a line:
“For aeons the digitalists have been trying to convince us that the container wasn’t important, that the shift from p to e was as natural as running water, and that we shouldn’t resist it. Now we have got so far [...]

A short reply to Bill Thompson

Bill’s piece here.
Dear Bill.
I’ll cut to the chase, in the interests of brevity and clarity. I think there’s something missing from your piece on the future of the book (this morning’s BBC Online piece), and I think that something is rather significant. You address the tension between the desire of technologists to advance our cultural [...]