Wednesday, February 6, 2008

It is, of course, Japan....

[Update] The "news media & the blogosphere" are the same, in fact. The old media just doesn't accept the reality yet.

William Gibson will, as we shall come to see, laud the explosion of novels for cell phones in Nippon. (Via classfellow J.R.)

Of last year’s 10 best-selling novels, five were originally cellphone novels, mostly love stories written in the short sentences characteristic of text messaging but containing little of the plotting or character development found in traditional novels. What is more, the top three spots were occupied by first-time cellphone novelists, touching off debates in the news media and blogosphere.

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