Jess Martin

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Last Updated: September 25, 2020

Reinventing the Book

Books are incredible repositories for information, but terrible tools for learning.

The lie is that if you read a book, you will learn the knowledge contained in the book. This is not the case. In order to truly learn from a book, you have to apply additional learning techniques on top of the book.

What if there were a new medium for interacting with knowledge that was better than a book for relaying knowledge?

We would probably want to represent knowledge differently (see Knowledge Representation).

A History

What follows is a partial history of ideas about how to invent a better medium for learning than the book.

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