July 7, 2009
Why Books Are Great, In One Link
From a neat presentation by the super-smart Matt Webb. He’s talking about Bruno Munari, who in turn is talking about all the interesting ways there are of drawing a human face.
So, page one. As Webb says: “It’s great prose, makes a lot of sense. And then you’re halfway through a sentence, and you turn the page, and…”—(Click the “next” link on Webb’s page, you’ll see.)
What’s great about this? The full-bleed-ness. There is no full-bleed on the web. And that totally sucks! It’s such a crucial, powerful tool. Books and magazines get full-bleed. TVs and video game consoles get full-bleed. Even the Kindle and iPhone get full-bleed! But not the web. You don’t ever get the full screen, the entire page, the total experience. In fact—the way browsers are going—you get less and less.