Eager to find new ways to involve his readers in the mysteries of numbers, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy looked to new technology. A revolution is coming, he argues in The Guardian, and the whole idea of what a book can do, and what it is, is about to change.
Marcus du Sautoy considers two books: Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Not the printed books, the apps - software for mobiles and the iPad. He claims that the world of publishing is about to go through a paradigm shift as books are delivered electronically - but enhanced like movies are when released as 'The Director's cut'. This of course, comes with additional items - scenes not used, possibly a screenplay, interviews with the stars ... everything to do with the production. This does not detract from the film, it enhances it. What is good for films is good for books.
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