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Reading stufff like this makes you wonder how long the printed book has got left. But the book has a great resilience, and I can’t imagine a time when it would be more pleasant to sit under a tree on a summer’s day with a hand held electronic device rather than a physical volume with pages.
Initiatives such as this will be important for research, but won’t, in my estimation, signal the end for the traditional book.
End of the book? by Dr Rob Spence is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.