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A brief history of GoodreadsSurveys shows that almost 40% of all Americans believe that the history of literature began in 2007, when Amazon sold the first Kindle; in fact, Amazon Fundamentalists hold up as an article of faith that Jeff Bezos actually wrote all the world's ebooks for a period of six days. This is, of course, meaningless. It has been conclusively proven that the literature is much older than the Kindle; books already existed thousands of years ago, which were the direct ancestors of t A brief history of GoodreadsSurveys shows that almost 40% of all Americans believe that the history of literature began in 2007, when Amazon sold the first Kindle ; in fact, Amazon Fundamentalists hold up as an article of faith that Jeff Bezos actually wrote all the world's ebooks for a period of six days. This is, of course, meaningless. It has been conclusively proven that the literature is much older than the Kindle; books already existed thousands of years ago, which were the direct ancestors of current electronic publications. For example, a careful examination reveals that The Odyssey and The Gospel according to San Marcos are primitive versions of Percy Jackson and the Sea of ​​Monsters and Bared to You. Similar relationships have been demonstrated for all modern books. However, problems arise due to the fact that these archaic protobooks still exist today; In fact, some have adapted to the electronic reader environment and have begun to thrive there. It is too easy for an unsuspecting Internet buyer to buy a copy of Pride and Prejudice, mistakenly believing that it is part of the Twilight series. From the point of view of formal literary theory, it is true that it is incorrect to say that Pride and Prejudice is "worse" than Twilight. They are simply different; none is "worse" than the other, since they have been developed in different environments. From a practical point of view, however, a person who buys a Jane Austen novel is almost certain to be disappointed. There are no vampires or werewolves; sex barely insinuates; The most disconcerting of all is that the book will be full of long sentences and difficult words. The combination of these factors can only lead to an intensely unpleasant reading experience, which can discourage the reader from making new purchases at Amazon for days or even weeks afterwards. Particularly, given the fragile state of the US economy. UU., Obviously this is not an acceptable state of affairs. People have always exchanged recommendations and warnings with their friends, but it became clear that a more systematic approach was needed. There had to be a place where book consumers could post advice and help each other avoid these exasperating mistakes, so that everyone could be sure of not reading anything but YA's last-minute paranormal erotic romances. That's how Goodreads was born. This work by Manny is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license ... more

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Brand PowerbookMedic
ISBN 076790818X
EAN 9780767908184
MPN 9780767908184
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Dimensions 154.94 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 589.67g
Edition statement Reprint
Format Paperback | 544 pages
Imprint Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del
ISBN 9780767908184
Languages English
Literary awards Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Nominee (2004), EU Descartes Prize for science communication (2005), J. A. Hollon palkinto (2006)
Original title A Short History of Nearly Everything
Publication date 14 Sep 2004
Publication place New York, United States
Publisher Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)


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