[Libs-Or] "pbook"

Tom Stave tstave at uoregon.edu
Wed Jan 19 13:31:05 PST 2011

On the other hand, our language is full of other retronyms, which became 
necessary after successor technologies overtook them: witness "silent 
films" or "analog clocks" or "horse-drawn carriages".


On 1/19/2011 12:22 PM, Laurisa Stubblefield wrote:
> "...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.
> Laurisa
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