About Steven R. Harris

Library collections dude. Dog-loving fool. Technology addict. Postmodern novel reader.

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  • Steven shared from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman
    being matters more than knowing.
    Note: Harold Bloom
  • Steven shared from The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts
    Suddenly it feels like everything is poised for change;
    Note: On the brink of change.
  • Steven shared from The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts
    We are, it seems, most willing to accept a life hurried and fragmented on every front by technology; we are getting past the prior way of things, which could be slow and frustrating, but was also vivid in its material totality.
    Note: Material totality of tragible (versus digital) culture.
  • Steven shared from The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts
    More than a decade has now passed—no time at all in the old scheme of things, but very nearly an epoch in the new—and while the sense of transition is still in the air, we feel it more like the after-gust of something that has just gone racketing by. There is the sense that the main event has happened—the literal and psychological shift from an unwired to a wired world—and that we are now dealing with expansions and refinements on the one hand, and the deeper work of psychological acclimatization on the other.
    Note: Adjusting to the shift to digital.
  • Steven shared from The Academic Book of the Future by Rebecca E. Lyons, Samantha Rayner
    This means that the academic book of the future must do more than remediate the printed codex, replicating the experience of paper books in digital formats as current e-readers typically do.
    Note: Ebook isn't pbook.