Posted by: davidrcollier | July 14, 2009

The Future of Printing?

To go along with your probably crazy Bastille Day celebrations, a whole novel on the French Revolution being released entirely in 140-character tweets.

A sample, reads from bottom to top:

Crazy? Genius? Crazy genius?

*UPDATE* I didn’t realize what a strange portion I quoted there – not sure what someones toilet habits have to do with the French Revolution so I guess I should read some more of his tweets.

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  1. I’m not exactly sure as to what constitutes a novel. Is it more rigid or more liquid in terms of definition? Because is this epic series of tweets really a novel? I mean come on. But what do I know. I am not an English/Literary expert. But on the method itself, its interesting and I suppose innovating but I don’t know if I could read a massive string of these tweets to be honest.

    Here’s an interesting book by Canadian poet Christian Bok which is characterized by each chapter using only one vowel. Now that takes some serious patience, skill and smarts! Impressive and pretty cool in my opinion. Check it out, the BBC did an article on it:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7697000/7697762.stm


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