One reason for the continuing popularity of more traditional means of storytelling is their lack of explicitness, and reliance on the imagination.
When a publisher shuts, physical books don’t lock themselves, erase their pages, or crumble into dust. eBooks do.
How many books about computing can compare with Aristotle’s Poetics, or the writing of Steven Pinker or Stephen Hawking?
From cave paintings to on-demand movies, narrative is one of the most pervasive and persistent features of humans.
Is it just me, or are printed books increasingly being published without any index(es)?
When writing for this blog is far tougher than performing a tracheotomy.
On 18 January 2012, (English) Wikipedia shut us out in protest at proposed US legislation. I was deeply upset, and wrote this in response.