From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Representations of Literary Texts

From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Representations of Literary Texts

Peter L. Shillingsburg


As applied sciences for digital texts become ever extra subtle engines for shooting other kinds of knowledge, radical alterations are underway within the approach we write, transmit and browse texts. during this thought-provoking paintings, Peter Shillingsburg considers the potentials and pitfalls, the improvements and distortions, the achievements and inadequacies of digital versions of literary texts. In tracing historic alterations within the strategies of composition, revision, construction, distribution and reception, Shillingsburg unearths what's thinking about the duty of moving texts from print to digital media. He explores the potentials, a few but untapped, for digital representations of published works in ways in which will make the digital illustration either extra actual and extra wealthy than was once ever attainable with published types. despite the fact that, he additionally retains in brain the potential lack of the booklet as a cloth item and the detrimental results of know-how.

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