NYT Op-Ed: Scroll versus codex versus e-reader

One of the big conversations we’ve been having since the spring has been about how reading texts might work on students’ iPads. While some textbook formats and

This article from the New York Times has some interesting meditations on the trade-offs of each of the major forms in which long text have been stored in the modern era: from scroll to codex (what we now know as books) to e-readers. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages–and each might fundamentally shape how we understand text as a medium.

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