Print is still high-value

April 6, 2009

I’ve always maintained that print isn’t dying – at least, not all print. Rather, that information which is better suited to online is moving there, while readers still prefer some content in print format.

Clive Thompson recently reported on a case showing the perceived value of print – especially in terms of its staying power. James Bridle of booktwo.org has archived two years of his tweets into a hardcover book. After all, he explains, Twitter will inevitably be replaced by another tool, and he doesn’t want to lose all the thoughts he poured into it.

I have to say, I’m inspired to do the same. What do you think?

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2 Responses to “Print is still high-value”

  1. Pat T Says:

    printing out your tweets after the fact seems silly, sort of like photographing everything you eat. the amount of energy spent crystallizing our every last thought into redundant formats would make the laws of thermodynamics blush. if it’s that important, shouldn’t you be writing it in a book to begin with?


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