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Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date June 5, 2008
Binding Prebinding
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781435298668
ISBN-10 1435298667
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
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Original list price $22.95
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Summaries and Reviews
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A fascinating, insightful, and wonderfully written exploration of the document.

Like Henry Petroski’s The Pencil, David Levy’s Scrolling Forward takes a common, everyday object, the document, and illuminates what it reveals about us, both in the past and in the digital age.

We are surrounded daily by documents of all kinds—letters and credit card receipts, business memos and books, television images and web pages—yet we rarely stop to reflect on their significance. Now, in this period of digital transition, our written forms as well as our reading and writing habits are being disturbed and transformed by new technologies and practices.

An expert on information and written forms, and a former researcher for the document pioneer Xerox, Levy masterfully navigates these concerns, offering reassurance while sharing his own excitement about many of the new kinds of emerging documents. He demonstrates how today’s technologies, particularly the personal computer and the World Wide Web, are having analogous effects to past inventions—such as paper, the printing press, writing implements, and typewriters—in shaping how we use documents and the forms those documents take. Scrolling Forward lets us see the continuity between the written forms of today and those of the past.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


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Hardcover
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1 edition from Arcade Pub (November 7, 2001)
9781559705530 | details & prices | 212 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Examines the commonplace documents of everyday life--receipts, letters, memos, and books--to reveal what they say about our society, culture, values, and way of life.
Paperback
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With Ruth Ozeki (other contributor) | 2 edition from Arcade Pub (January 5, 2016)
9781628723274 | details & prices | 223 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.84 lbs | List price $16.99
About: A fascinating, insightful, and wonderfully written exploration of the document.
from Arcade Pub (April 18, 2011)
9781611452211 | details & prices | 240 pages | List price $24.95
About: Scrolling Forward takes a common, everyday object--the document--and illuminates what it reveals about us, both in the past and as we move into the digital age.
Reprint edition from Arcade Pub (November 7, 2003)
9781559706483 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Examines the commonplace documents of everyday life--receipts, letters, memos, and books--to reveal what they say about our society, culture, values, and way of life.
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 5, 2008)
9781435298668 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $22.95
About: A fascinating, insightful, and wonderfully written exploration of the document.

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