If It Isn't on the Internet, It Doesn't Exist: The New Generation View of Books as Archaic Relics

By Mark Perlman.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Discussion of the recent trend among students to depend entirely on the internet for information, and to neglect and disdain the use of books.

Keywords: Books, Learning, Student, Internet, Internet vs. Books, Library

International Journal of the Book, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.39-44. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 733.147KB).

Dr Mark Perlman

Mark Perlman came from a musical family in which his father, David Perlman, was Principal Bass of the Cleveland Orchestra (1966-1981). He began playing guitar at the age of 7, and moved to string bass at 13, which he has played in many orchestras, and also in jazz. He studied philosophy, anthropology, and music (including conducting) as an undergraduate at Ohio State University, and spent a year studying in Munich, Germany in 1985-86. In 1994 he completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Arizona. After teaching at Arizona State University from 1993-1998, he joined the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Western Oregon University. He is the author of "CONCEPTUAL FLUX: Mental Representation, Misrepresentation, and Concept Change" (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000) and co-editor (with Robert Cummins and Andre Ariew) of "FUNCTIONS: New Essays in the Philosophy of Psychology and Biology" (Oxford University Press, 2002). His philosophical specialties are Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Law, and Aesthetics (particularly Philosophy of Music). Mark Perlman also continues to be active in music. As Associate Conductor of the Scottsdale Symphony Orchestra from 1994 - 1998, he conducted a recording of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 with pianist Nicholas Carey. He has been Music Director of the Willamette Falls Symphony since 2001. He is also a bassist in and Associate Conductor of the Salem Chamber Orchestra, and is the Associate Conductor of the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra. In February, 2003 he was featured with the Salem Chamber Orchestra as narrator of poems accompanying Saint-Saëns’ "Carnival of the Animals". Dr. Perlman has produced and narrated a number of educational broadcasts on various music topics (including conducting, musical instruments, and composers) for Educational Media Group (Scottsdale, Arizona), and has a large collection of historical recordings of orchestral music. See http://www.wou.edu/las/humanities/perlman/ and http://www.willamettefallssymphony.org for more information.

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