Books in the Age of the iPad

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Thu, Jun 17th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Fascinating piece on how printing is dying, digital is surging and "everyone is confused".

The rules for iPad content are still ambiguous. None of us has had enough time with the device to confidently define them. I have, however, spent six years thinking about materials, form, physicality and content and -- to the best of my humble abilities -- producing printed books. So, for now, here's my take on the print side of things moving forward: Ask yourself, "Is your work disposable?" For me, in asking myself this, I only see one obvious ruleset: Formless Content goes digital. Definite Content gets divided between the iPad and printing.

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