From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Representations of by Peter L. Shillingsburg PDF

By Peter L. Shillingsburg

As applied sciences for digital texts turn into ever extra refined engines for taking pictures other kinds of data, radical alterations are underway within the means we write, transmit and browse texts. during this thought-provoking paintings, Peter Shillingsburg considers the potentials and pitfalls, the improvements and distortions, the achievements and inadequacies of digital variants of literary texts. In tracing historic alterations within the tactics of composition, revision, construction, distribution and reception, Shillingsburg unearths what's keen on the duty of shifting texts from print to digital media. He explores the potentials, a few but untapped, for digital representations of revealed works in ways in which will make the digital illustration either extra exact and extra wealthy than used to be ever attainable with revealed types. besides the fact that, he additionally retains in brain the potential lack of the publication as a cloth item and the unfavorable outcomes of technology.

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