David M. Levy’s Scolling Forward is a wonderful book. Its cover picture and the subtitle, Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age, might lead you to expect something concentrating more on DTP, XML and search engines, but in fact this is a rich tapestry which encompasses the poetry of Walt Whitman, the hidden meaning behind cash-till recipts, the life and times of Melvil Dewey and emotional responses to the San Francisco earthquake.
The author describes it as “a love letter to documents”, and it, too is worthy of affection. Recommended.
Good tip – just ordered it.