In this post Joshua Kim reviews Mark Kurlansky’s book Paper. The central thesis of the book, according to Kim, is that we tend to get the impact of technical change backwards. We think that technical change drives historical change, but actually, new technologies are created in response to the needs of societies. I agree with Kurlansky that people will continue to read books printed on paper for many years. I will definitely read this book.
You can find information on buying the book from Amazon here: