Vision Byte Books

By Paula Hyman

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2005

The author discusses the recent proliferation of encyclopedias, Jewish and otherwise, as a factor of changes in the structure of the publishing industry, in reading habits, and in information technology. She expresses concerns about "cultural attention deficit disorder" and worries that students and other readers are seeking predigested knowledge, even though the academy and the Jewish community have long valued the intellectual struggle to understand the interpretation of a text or the nature of a complex argument, for which there are no shortcuts.

Topic: Literature, Publications, Education, Technology

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 35/619

Page Number(s): 14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Hyman, Paula. Vision Byte Books. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2005: 14.


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