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'A new medium altogether'

26 February 2007

'As electronic publishing gains traction, which it clearly somehow must, I can see a sort of parallel emergence. I think we might witness the emergence of a new kind of writing along with this new kind of "book" - an abbreviated book-writing that is suited to electronic consumption (a hybrid between text-speak and story-telling?). I have a sneaking feeling that we're not just talking about the digital future of books - and certainly not the demise of the book as we know it - but a sort of new medium altogether.'

Natasha Randall in her New York Notes in Publishing News