Posted by: crisdiaz24 | March 3, 2016

UMBERTO ECO ON THE FUTURE OF BOOKS – Cloze test

UMBERTO ECO ON THE FUTURE OF BOOKS

 

One of two things will happen: 1) __________ the book will continue to be the medium for reading, or its replacement will resemble what the book has 2) __________ been, even before the invention of the printing press. Alterations of the book 3) __________ an object have modified neither its function nor its grammar for more than 500 years. The book is 4) __________ the spoon, scissors, the hammer, the wheel. Once invented, it cannot 5) __________ improved. You cannot make a spoon that is better than a spoon. When designers try to improve something  such as the corkscrew, their success is very limited; most of their “improvements” don’t 6) __________ work. Philippe Starck attempted an innovative lemon-squeezer; his version was very handsome, 7) __________ it lets the pits [1]through. The book has been thoroughly tested, and it’s very hard to see 8) __________ it could be improved on for its current purposes. 9) __________ it will evolve in terms of components; the pages may no 10) __________ be made of paper. But it will still be the same thing.

[1] PIT: the stone of a fruit, as of a cherry, peach, or plum.

Adapted from: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/02/22/umberto-eco-this-is-not-the-end-of-the-book/

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