Thursday, May 13, 2010

More on the New Instability of Texts

From “Amazon: A Patch for Your Novel Is Ready To Download” (The Wall Street Journal):
An Amazon spokesman confirms that the company does, from time to time, contact customers with updates, and they occur with both fiction and non-fiction titles … now that books, like computers, are connected to the Internet, they’re much more dynamic. Theoretically, the ability to change a book could be used both for good and bad purposes.
Image: Detail of a manuscript Bible leaf (Paris, circa 1350)