Is Book A Verb? to run very fast, aka get the hell outta there
"i saw the cops and started bookin it"
to leave very quickly, vacate as fast as possible.
"when i saw the cops i just booked" The Social Future of the Book Introductions Cory Doctorow IMAGINES: "[I]nstead of giving an author an advance to go away for years to write a book, how about if the publisher announced to the world so-and-so is going to start work on a biography... And n-thousands of people say, yes, I'm interested, and they subscribe to [the] project and they pay two dollars a year... at the end of ten years you'll have a body of work, and [the author will have earned] the same [money]. The difference will be that you've done this in public and you've done this with a group of people helping."
- November, 2009 Bob Stein
Founder, Institute for
the Future of the Book It's happening now... Blogs Means of
Cultural Transmission Oral Literal Product Social Sources Books Author, blogger, copyright activist "Book is what you do when you’re reading...
it’s not a literary form and it’s not a physical object, it’s a practice.
It’s the thing that you do when you are reading things that are book-like…it’s a verb, it’s not a noun."
- May 2005 Ray Kurzweil Cory Doctorow w/Dave Schuller, Voices in Your Head, May 31, 2005
Bob Stein quote, On The Media, Books 2.0, November 27, 2009
The Long Tail blog
Googlization of Everything blog
Etymology of the word Blog:
State of the Blogosphere, Technorati:
End of Blogging:
Plato, The Phaedrus – a dialogue between Socrates and Phaedrus written down by the pupil of Socrates, Plato, in approximately 370 BC.
The Record Effect, How technology has transformed the sound of music.
The Cultural Observatory, Culturomics:
Geoffrey Nunberg, The Chronicle, Counting on Google Books
Wikipedia 10th birthday
Nobody knows you're a dog cartoon, New Yorker, July 5, 2003
Transcendent Man opens today (2/3/11) in NYC
Kurzweil quote, Tech Nation, October 11, 2005
Borders & Book Brewer
On Demand Books:
http://www.ondemandbooks.com/ ODB: On Demand Books
"Espresso Book Machine" 1999-2004
Early adopters get notice 2004-2007
Niche Blogs, trend takes off 2007 - present
mainstream Alphabet Writing will aid memory
Writing will harm memory 370 B.C. Shift $89.99 assigns the book an ISBN (Borders takes 25% per sale), $199.99 gives Authors full rights to their ePub file (no ISBN or distribution). Blog
book... VERBALLY TRANSMITTED STORIES:
folktales, sayings, ballads, songs, chants Less reliant on technical accuracy; whole, idiomatic truths gleaned from context, emphasis, the storytelling "art" Process Give us
the facts Once appreciated for the variations of live & impromptu performance, with the invention of the
phonograph, we came to want from live performance a precise technical replication of recording. Printing Press Music Performance Recording Google Books Ngram Viewer "Quantitative analysis of culture
using millions of digitized books" Culturomics Team: Quantify culture with a database of 5m digitized books from the past 200 years a 'Cultural Observatory' 8,500 new English words a year
The lexicon grew by 70% between 1950 and 2000
Most of these words do not appear in dictionaries Believe whatever we want?
Evolution, climate change When plotted on a logarithmic graph, 15 separate lists of key events in history and prehistory show an exponential trend. Graphed by Ray Kurzweil, based on lists compiled by Theodore Modis, who "attempted to develop a precise mathematical law that governs the evolution of change and complexity in the Universe" "OnLine Diary" 1994 "Weblog" 1997 "Blogger" 1999 "Webzine" & "E-zine" 2005 2006 2002, Talking Points Memo - Senator Trett Lott praises U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, suggesting that the United States would have been better off had Thurmond been elected president
2004, Little Green Footballs - 60 Minutes documents that conflicted with accepted accounts of President Bush's military service record. The "Rathergate" scandal J. Gutenberg Books... definitive authority Institutions, norms,
traditions and practices are only beginning to be established definitive authority (2004-2006) Pub date 3/7/11
(2008 to present) definitive authority The EBM will print, bind, and trim a 300-page book in less than four minutes Blogs
Dead in 2011? Why do Matter? But wait... Precise technical
representation of culture... Books That Die, Brooke Gladstone, On The Media, November 27, 2009
New York Times, September 6, 1902
Images: BookshelfPorn.com, video edit: Joe WIndish infuses the literal tradition... ...with oral attributes Socrates established http://bit.ly/isbookaverb The New Yorker
July 5, 2003 "New communications paradigms don’t eclipse old paradigms, they generally expand the pie. And they’re also profoundly democratizing."
-2005See the full transcript