Musings and Mumblings
The inner monologue of Kiley Fischer
Computers or paper, paper or computers?
Categories: Class work

I had never really thought about an interactive fiction associated with an eBook.  I understand that it’s a piece of…literature, for lack of a better word, and it’s on screen, but I never thought of it as an eBook.  Despite working with interactive fiction for New Media Projects, it was never something I associated with anything besides early video games.

When Nick Montfort brought up Adventure in his essay, I started to scratch my head.  I understood his point: digital reading has been around a very, very long time.  That being said, I don’t know if I account it the same way I do eBooks.  Video games – and their attached literature – are not going to overtake books.  While I know that eBooks will never fully overtake books, it’s still something frustrating.

Again, though, I say that I know what he’s saying.  Words and computers go together.  I agree with him there.  They always have.  And I can also see where computers and paper combine.  However, it doesn’t seem real to me until it’s in print.  It makes more sense in print.


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