end of print

The End of Print? Not Quite Yet.

The End of Print? Not Quite Yet.

DON'T STOP THE PRESSES! “Break up the printing presses and you break up rebellion.” – Dudley Nichols, American Screenwriter When I first saw the links relating to The End of Print on Design Observer last week, I frowned, shrugged sadly, and moved on. But after having slept on it, and despite being an avid reader of the blog, I woke up this morning kinda grumpy about the attitude behind the concept. The End of Print, William Drenttel? Why don't I start posting about 'The End of Stuffy, Elitist Design Blogs'? Hmm, maybe because I would sound crazy, since the design blog, however overblown at this point, is nowhere near passed its prime. Which is kind of the problem. The bigwigs of the design blogosphere say print is over, thereby helping to usher in its end with the heft of those negative words. Ironically, all that power language has to influence hearts and minds, and to make tangible change happen in […]

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