The Gutenberg Elegies
The Gutenberg Elegies is not only about the loss of the printed word, but of books, literature, reading, history, culture, language, sensibility, the past, community, faith, the self and the soul. Responsible for their unfortunate extinction is technology, or so Birkert says.
Birkerts is out to speak up for the act of reading, to stand by the printed book, and to defend the literary culture that books and reading created. Reading, the
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forms, colors, shapes, and sounds that have been made possible by the wonders and magic of technology. I understand what he is saying about how people reading are getting less and less due to the growth of technology. But I think he should also realize that technology works and it will keep getting more advanced, not matter what he does to try to stop it. The growth of technology is helping a lot of things.