David Haeselin

David Haeselin is a PhD candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University. His dissertation examines how the search engine comes to dominate the American cultural imagination over the course of twentieth century. Accordingly, his research interests include media theory, twentieth century American fiction, the history of information science and science fiction. For more detail, please visit davidhaeselin.com.   

Dead Trees, or Dead Formats?

2010-11-04

David Haeselin reviews Ted Striphas’ The Late Age of Print, which explores the crucial role of book publishing in today’s society of controlled consumption. The oft-repeated death knell for reading, Striphas argues, is the
equivalent to a Fox News jeremiad on the death of American morality:
it’s wholly ideological and selective.