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paper is not going away…

Co.Design: One of the first things you say in the book is that paper isn’t going away. Not everyone is convinced. How can you be so sure?

Bill Moggridge: It’s all to do with the nature of the experience. I think of electronic books and online book content as being good news for book designers. Because what it means is: If you just want the content in a text form, then why would you ever buy a physical book, because you can read it so successfully on an e-reader. However, if you want to enjoy a book, you buy it because it’s beautifully designed — the paper is wonderful, the color is delicious, you can smell it, you can thumb through it, you can pick it up and feel heft the way you can’t with an e-reader. So if you’re going to stick with the physical book, then let’s make sure the design of the physical book really engages you and makes you want to luxuriate in it.

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some books refuse to be written

there are some books that refuse to be written. they stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. it isn’t because the book is not there and worth being written—it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. there is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself.


decolonialization process

while the conventional textbooks make sharp distinction between the late dutch colonial periode, japanese occupation periode, the indonesian revolution, the periode of parliamentary democracy or old order, and the new order, freek colombijn considers decolonialization as an extended process which includes both the periodes of before and after the indoensian revolution.

or in other word -in my opinion- freek colombijn suggested a continous model in viewing the process of decolonialization of indonesia. [under construction, 2010, freek colombijn, p. 7]

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