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Old 02-04-2008, 02:17 PM   #10
Steven Lyle Jordan
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In today's world a book represents an investment of time and mind, a magazine can be sampled on the run.

If I read a novella in Analog it is classified as a magazine, if I read the same story as a standalone it counts as a book. Go figure.
Well, given a device that is so usable "on the run," sounds like a good reason to adapt magazines to digital reading matter.

Your point about reading short stories and "serialized novels" in magazines is also well-taken: We have used labels like "book" and "magazine" for so long, that it can be hard to remember literature can be packaged and delivered in other ways, and those labels may be due for updating. Doing that might help to re-imagine modern packaging and delivery systems for literature.
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