Books have been dying as long as they’ve been living: Walter Benjamin edition

“Now everything indicates that the book in this traditional form is nearing its end.” This could have been posted in the New York Times or Slate this morning. But it’s Walter Benjamin in The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media, the original piece being published in 1928. Books have been dying for a very long time.

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