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Old 02-15-2012, 02:38 PM   #7
QuantumIguana
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Originally Posted by Sil_liS View Post
So is a book. So is a scroll. So were the walls of a cave.
Those are mediums. The internet is not a medium, it is a series of protocols for how data is transmitted. Telegraph, semaphore or smoke signals are better analogies to the internet than is the internet.

You could take any novel and put it on a scroll, or you could paint it on a wall. I don't know anyone who wants to read their books in scroll format or on cave painting format, but they are welcome to do so if they really wish. A book is still a book whether it is in codex format, scroll format, web page format or painted on the wall of a cave.

People will read articles in their web browser, but few would want to read books in their browsers. E-books have been around for some time, but few wanted to read them until the advent of e-readers, people didn't want to read books on their computer screens.
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