The Future is Now

No it isn’t, because if it was now it would, by definition, not be the future, but the semantic uncertainty is telling. The use of the phrase (which is becoming common parlance in publishing circles) is born of a basic struggle endemic to the modern world: the superstructure of rapid technological advancement being superimposed on the chaos of everyday life, an amplified emergence that outstrips our ability to describe it. To me, the improvised prototypes of electronic readers represent the awkward teen years of the next generation of reading and writing. Early adulthood might take a form similar to this:

Paper 2.0

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