Bookfuturism: The Future or the Present?

Submitted by Name Brand Serials on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 15:18
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"A futurist (in Marinetti's original sense) wants to burn down libraries. A bookfuturist wants to put video games in them. "

Another take relevant to the "Libraries 2.0" idea: Tim Carmody outlines "A Bookfuturist Manifesto" in the Atlantic. Carmody describes a philosophical compromise between the print-devoted book lovers and the cutting edge technophiles.

Are we finally on the cusp of an understanding between the two, or is this a new-fangled name for an already established shift?