Margaret Atwood on the essential love triangle that is publishing

Fantastic interview with the brilliant Margaret Atwood in The Globe and Mail last week. Her comment on the evolution of ebooks:
"The intention is the same: that is, to get stuff from here to there, and from then to now. The author communicates with the book; the book communicates with the reader, and e-books are another connection between them. Whether the technology is printing a text on a Xerox machine or reading it in a book or writing it on a wall, there is always a triangle: writer, text, reader.

...Every time there is a new medium, people get hypnotized by it: the printing press, radio, television, the Internet. It’s certainly a change in the world, which then somehow adapts. A whole section of society was very upset when zippers came in because they made it easier to seduce people in automobiles."
Read the rest here and have a great week!

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I kneel at the feet of Margaret Atwood. Brilliant lady.

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