A new way to read

This is a cool concept and it comes courtesy of the New York Public Library. They’ve embarked on a program to make traditional books available on Instagram.

Now, if you think of it, classics like Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” are available in text form in just about every library in the world. It’s even available for download on your device since it’s in the public domain. I have a printed copy in my bookshelf and a copy on my iPad.

It’s been interpreted in many forms…

Alan Parson’s Project (second song)

Vincent Price (a reading)

And now on Instagram, courtesy of the NYPL!

It was interesting to see what it looks like on a cellphone.

The collection, so far, is available here: https://www.instagram.com/nypl/

What do you think? A viable new media format?

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