[Libs-Or] "pbook"

Doug Jones dougjone at lincc.org
Wed Jan 19 13:09:59 PST 2011

What this seems to indicate, is that many of consider the "p" to be silent (as in "pneumonia"), and will be pronouncing it "book"! ;-) 

Doug Jones 
Clackamas Corner Library 

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"...print books (hereafter referred to as pbooks when it is important to distinguish them from electronic books, or ebooks)." 

No need for a new word! "A book" (analogue book) is a book is a book, as it were. As in "would you like a book or an ebook ?" It's the format against which the new forms must be distinguished (hence "ebook" and whatever comes next), not the other way around. 

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