Das fast getötete Buch

Teil der Operation Frühjahrsputz 2013, in deren Verlauf angefangene und nie beendete Postings einfach so veröffentlicht werden.

Paper books in a digital era: How conservative publishers and authors almost killed off books in university social science

For more than 15 years, books available only in paper form have fought a losing battle with digitally-available articles in academic journals – the publishing equivalent of horse cavalry repeatedly charging barbed wire defences with machine guns. As their usefulness and effectiveness waned, so the intellectual status of books in the social sciences declined strongly.