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Even if you take out the participation bit, plenty of people are speculating that now the book is a screen-based phenomenon, it will become a multimedia event, breaking off into bits of film and augmented reality. That the very word “book” will be anachronistic. I don’t know, but the notion that books are going to become collaborative big productions doesn’t seem to take into account how writers work, that they are not film-makers or rock-opera producers. Just because we will read books on the same tablet devices with which we access all the other media, doesn’t mean that all those media have to merge into some new, non-book book.

Justin McGuirk, ‘What’s on the next page in the great ebook race?’

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