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Can and will books ever be replaced by something other than we know it today?

Can books become completely intangible? Can the "feeling" of a book change with its texture? From clay tablet to papyrus to manuscript to book: will the book morph into something new?

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Closing Statement from Leo Genazzano

This brainstorming session focused on the the question "Can and will books ever be replaced by something other than we know them today?". I was surprised to find a diverse collection of answers, many of them thought provoking, insightful, or just plain cool. Go on, take a glance.

For those who are interested to see some more "brain-picking" answers, I recommend Amir Azizi Sarajy, Don Stewart, Mary M, Stuart Woods 's work.

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    Apr 18 2012: Leo sicuro che lei conosce Alessandro Baricco....eil suo libro "I barbari".....
    Per non andare senza guida in questo mestiere dei libri e meglio vedere che cosa pensa Baricco e anche Luciano De Crescenzo, e Mondadori, e Latterza e Franco Maria Ricci, e Enaudi, Corraini e tanti altri.

    Una domanda per te...A che cosa chiama libro?....sicuro che non e quella da dove nascono i film.....o no?

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    • Apr 19 2012: Hi Jaime
      (I am writing in English for the benefit of other users.)
      I never have heard of "I Barbari" but according to what I read it seems to talk about a type of dystopia. Have you read it? Can you tell me (us) what it's about?

      Grazie
      Leo
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        Apr 20 2012: Leo, the original edition is from Fandango Libri, Roma 2006. and its about the barbarian invasion from inside. Baricco writes about how we lost the original culture aim because we use the short cuts to everywhere. Among this shorcuts are the simulated books, the no-books.

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