The Dead Electronic Book

E-reader Library #2

[The dead electronic book]

Paper, copper wire, wood


The electronic delivery of information represents a new horizon for the book. Traditionally, books have had a connection with nature as covering materials, paper, ink, sewing thread and supports, can all be derived from plant and animal sources. In contrast, e-readers are artificial, plastic, and sterile. The lifespan of an e-reader is most likely around 5 years while the traditional book can last 500 years. This piece symbolizes an obsolete e-reader – the books have pages that open but the wires have pierced them and prevent use. Many damaged books can be fixed while a damaged e-reader will end up as trash