[Humanist] 27.284 audio and print

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Aug 14 22:17:35 CEST 2013


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 284.
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        Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:04:51 -0400 (EDT)
        From: lachance at chass.utoronto.ca
        Subject: Audio and Print


Willard

A piece of interest to Humanist subscribers appeared in the Globe and Mail
on August 7, 2013. It is by Alexandra Alter (Wall Street Journal Staff
Writer) and is a reportage on how "The rise of audio books and e-books is
changing the way people consume stories". It of course centres on Amazon's
Audible service. It however has some interesting insights into e-book and
audio books generally.

Anyone who has dealt with the alignment between audio files and text will
be intrigued by the development of syncing feature that allows readers to
switch seamlessly between an e-book and a digital audio book.

The article alerted me to a "nine-hour and 45-minute novelization of
Macbeth".

Audio books might be a field for digital humanities graduates seeking
careers outside the academy.

Francois Lachance, Scholar-at-large
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance

to think is often to sort, to store and to shuffle: humble, embodied tasks





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