Aired: March 10, 1996

A Hold the Presses: Electronic Publishing and the Future of Books

As more Americans turn to their computers for information and entertainment, will printed books soon become obsolete? English professors Ed Falco of Virginia Tech, author of one of the first poetry volumes in hypertext, and John Unsworth of University of Virginia, director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, discuss the emerging industry of electronic publishing and the future of the printed book.

Also: William & Mary law professor Trotter Hardy will provide an update on copyright laws in cyberspace.


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