How books will become machines

This article is an attempt to reframe the evolution of books into a larger evolutionary theory. A central concept of this theory is the notion of regulated representation. A regulated representation is governed by a set of production and usage rules.ur core hypothesis is that regulated representations get more regular over time. The general process of this regulating tendency is the transformation of a convention into a mechanism. The regulation usually proceeds in two consecutive steps, firstly mechanizing the representation production rules and secondly its conventional usages. Ultimately, through this process, regulated representations tend to become machines.


Editor(s):
Clivaz, Claire
Meizoz, Jérome
Valloton, François
Verheyden, Joseph
Published in:
Lire demain : Des manuscrits antiques à l’ère digitale, 27-44
Year:
2012
Publisher:
Lausanne, PPUR
ISBN:
978-2880749583
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