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BEA 2014: Books, Technology, And The Culture Of Distraction

Posted at 6:33AM Thursday 29 May 2014

Kicking off this year's IDPF Digital Book Conference at BEA, author Nicholas Carr, known for his skeptical examinations of the impact of digital technology on our brains, outlined a book industry that is faring well despite early industry apprehension over technology. Despite all this "good news"—his words—about digital publishing in general and e-books specifically, Carr concluded, "The mind we read with is different in a book" and ultimately is in conflict with the growth of technology all around us.

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