Something very important and very weird is happening to the book right now: It’s shedding its papery corpus and transmigrating into a bodiless digital form, right before our eyes. We’re witnessing the bibliographical equivalent of the rapture. If anything we may be lowballing the weirdness of it all.

The last time a change of this magnitude occurred was circa 1450, when Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type.

Lev Grossman, New York Times Book Review, From Scroll to Screen.

Grossman brings us through the history of written word, from the scroll and tablet of yesterday to the scroll and tablet of today.

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