An episode of CBC radio show Ideas with Paul Kennedy called ‘Opening the Book’ chats with if:book friends and associates Kylie Mirmohamadi, Hugh McGuire, and Bob Stein alongside Sue Martin and James Bridle. A few random quotables hastily jotted down while listening:
What is an ebook? Well, we don’t know yet. We don’t know how to talk about the future of the book without constantly referring to past models of the book. – Kylie Mirmohamadi
I’d rather redefine what a book is than try to come up with another word for this strange experimental pond that we’re working in. – Bob Stein
The media of the future will flow, it will always be in process. – Bob Stein
The social part [of book annotation] is secondary to the desire we have as a reader to be marking up, underlining, dogearing…that’s the impulse, our own desire to interact with that information in a deeper and more active way. – Hugh McGuire
The future is not necessarily being designed in there space where I come from. – Bob Stein.