Dual Spacization Approach to the Electronic Publishing


Professor of Communications, Tehran University


Dual spacization of publishing means emergence of digital publishing in online and offline virtual environments along with analogue publishing. Analogue publishing is a kind of publishing that is produced in the form of physical printed writings as they appear in a single paper, single or many pages newspapers and magazines and books, writings on leaves and pieces of trees, natural skin and leather and artificial papers which are a synthesis of natural material. This kind of publishing had a reified manifestation and could not have been existed without being assisted by material. In this article, at first, differences between digital and analogue publishing will be elaborated, then different dimensions and formats of digital text will be discussed to give transparent picture of the potential and unique capacities and characteristics of the electronic publishing comparing to the traditional publishing systems.