Author of The Magicians and Time magazine resident nerd for a long time, Lev Grossman explains the novel as software for the hardware of the codex, making a simple but powerful argument: “If novels are rooted in ebooks…they won’t be novels as we know them now.” This seems true enough, at least after we stop trying to so slavishly recreate paper with E-ink and pixels. (via Books and Pixels via Maria Bustillos)
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The Novel Is Software
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbuchanan/lev-grossm...An explanation of books for nerds, by Magicians author Lev Grossman: What if you look at the code...