The death of the printed word is not a new debate. Kindles and smartphones are seizing market share from the publishing industry’s literal page-turners. As Nicholas Negroponte argues, that will be the end of the book as we know it in five years. His interview with CNN [available online] details why he believe why the traditional printing press will quickly become a relic before our current junior high students make it to college.
What do you think? Think that the book will actually die that soon [if at all]?
Thanks to Ronna for sharing the link!