Book Design, the iPad, the Kindle, and "formless content"

Books in the Age of the iPad” correctly deduces that “print is dying, digital is surging, everyone is confused.” Craig Mod presents a thoughtful argument on the future of print, but a primary basis of his article is deeply flawed: the idea that some content is “formless.” My thoughts about this, from the writer/editor’s perspective rather than that of the designer’s, can be found in the (generally very interesting) comments thread.

His caption to the flowchart here reads “FORMLESS CONTENT: Retaining meaning in any container.” The medium is the message, dude! Meaning always shifts with form.

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