“Such are the perfections of fiction...Everything it teaches is useless insofar as structuring your life: you can’t prop up anything with fiction. It, in fact, teaches you just that. That in order to attempt to employ its specific wisdom is a sign of madness...There is more profit in an hour’s talk with Billy Graham than in a reading of Joyce. Graham might conceivably make you sick, so that you might move, go somewhere to get well. But Joyce just sends you out into the street, where the world goes on, solid as a bus. If you met Joyce and said 'Help me,' he’d hand you a copy of Finnegans Wake. You could both cry.” – Gilbert Sorrentino, Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things

Friday, May 21, 2010

Digital Publishing Has Arrived

I wrote a very, very brief overview article about digital publishing for the Melbourne University Staff Newsletter last week. My hope is that, with the arrival of the iPad and the launch of Kobo, we can stop talking about the future of digital publishing in Australia and start talking about what's actually happening in the present. Anyway, if you want to have a look at it, go here.

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