What's new is old.
So much of what we think is novel is in fact simply forgotten.
Case in point below, from Leah Price’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Books:
“In short, printed books gave birth to many of the capacities—and dangers—for which digital devices are now being faulted. Long before playlists, amateurs reshuffled and recombined snippets into new collections. Long before anyone spoke of “spreadable media,” texts surviv…
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