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Print vs online, and the ‘digital revolution’ in Africa

Tuesday 8 January 2013

by Hans M. Zell Hans Zell Publishing, Lochcarron, Wester Ross, Scotland hanszell@hanzell.co.uk

There is a great deal of excitement nowadays about digital publishing on the African continent and, most recently, about e-book reading devices that may serve as a catalyst to foster a new culture of reading. The term ‘digital revolution‘ keeps popping up in dozens of articles and news stories; it is a term that has perhaps been used rather too liberally, sometimes for projects that are anything but revolutionary.

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