The Reactive Square

I wanted to share this quotation with you. It's such a perfect description of a book.

"A book is a human-powered film projector (complete with feature film) that advances at a speed fully customized to the viewer's mood or fancy. This rare harmony between object and user arises from the minimal skills required to manipulate a bound sequence of pages. Each piece of paper embodies a corresponding instant of time which remains frozen until liberated by the act of turning a page."

So said John Maeda in The Reactive Square published in 1994.

Don't you just love that?

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