Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Last Book

I recently saw The Book of Eli, a post-apocalyptic story of a man going west (to Alcatraz, to be precise) with the last Bible. The final plot twist is that the last copy of the Book is in Braille and then, after that copy is lost, it exists only in the man’s memory. It’s sort of a reverse history of transmission, from printed to oral/aural text.