Today’s Report – January 26th

  • New York Review of Books: Google and the Future of Books. A relatively thoughtful piece about the sea change that’s going to occur once Google does reach their stated goal: to scan and make available the information from all books. Won’t they have some sort of “monopoly” on “knowledge”? How do traditional libraries or even bookstores fit into this picture?
  • Slate: Robert Frank’s The Americans. One of the most important books of photography ever. It’s amazing what kind of commentary can be created with a simple candid snapshot. This article also discusses how the layout of the book contributed strongly to the story it was trying to tell, again without anything explicitly didactic.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *