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Arts.21 - Special: Gutenberg in the CyberstormThe Value of the Book in the Digital Age

A storm is raging around the book, the Internet and the way we think. What value does the physical book have in the digital age? A transatlantic journey, with stops in Seattle, Mainz, LA, Weimar and New York. What value does the physical book have in this digital Age?

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Books have long been synonymous with knowledge. But in an era of computers and e-readers, physical books are in decline. Online retailers are replacing bookshops and putting publishers under pressure. What value do physical books still have? Internet pioneer Jaron Lanier, media expert Jeff Jarvis, big data expert Yvonne Hofstetter and authors Daniel Suarez and Marc Elsberg on the future of books in the digital age.