Friday April 3, 2020

Artistic Licence: Time to hug a bookstore

In the wonderful new film Robot & Frank, a vision of the future is depicted in which physical copies of books are being phased out.

17th March, 2013
The reality of vanishing books is already coming to pass.

In the wonderful new film Robot & Frank, a vision of the future is depicted in which physical copies of books are being phased out. Libraries, we are told, will no longer contain shelves upon shelves of dusty volumes. They will be pulped in favour of an immersive experience in the library - an "augmented" reality, where people will drift in and read books on screens. The only books that will be preserved are the...

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