Technology wants to survive

“Technologies want to survive, and they reinvent themselves to go on.”

The New York Times has an interesting piece on a well-known phenomenon: old technologies are only rarely completely replaced by new ones. Most of the time, they persist in some form, and coexist with the new.

Of interest to anyone who worries about a world without print books.

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