A Brief History of the Spectre of the Internet and the Death of Writing
April 20, 2011
Lecture by Matthew Battles, author, Library: An Unquiet History
In the age of Google, blogging, and the e-book, many fear that reading and writing are swiftly passing away. We fear more than the disappearance of pen and paper per se; it's the loss of cherished practices and long-established mental reflexes that disturbs and confounds.