Brian Dettmer on Ted Talks

Brian Dettmer has an interesting take on the current role of books. He talks of the book as a body, a tool, a machine, a landscape. He makes an interesting book is not the best format for non-linear information; digital media does that better. He says that just as photography allowed painting to quit its day job, now that most of our information is stored in digital form, the book is becoming something new.

But watch it yourself: