Ann Blair


On her book Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age

Cover Interview of July 05, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“The Four S’s of Information Management in History.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Digitization makes a single copy stand for all copies of an edition, but not all the books in a print run were identical, and individual owners each used their copy in unique ways.”

On the second:

“In examining the past of the working methods based on ink on paper that we are poised to abandon, we can reflect on what methods of working in the analog mode we want to be sure to transfer to the digital.”