You are what you think.
You are what you read.
You are what you do.
You are what you publish.
You might express yourself through writing, drawing, photography, scrapbook, animation, comic, singing, talking, video and filming even gaming …… storytelling is 21st century has so many ways.
A book in 21st century could be a printed paper book with the sole beauty of words.
A book in 21st century could be a mix-up of texts, pictures, flash, audio, video, quizzes and interactivity.
A book in 21st century should be an exploration that you can choose the ways you like to read it.
A book in 21st century should be an experience of reading anytime and anywhere you like.
A book in 21st century won’t let you just sit and read.
A book in 21st century could be a project that you can participate from the start or in the middle.
A book in 21st century could be a collaboration from different talents and different countries.
Maybe a book in 21st century will be a story with endless possibility.
Maybe a book in 21st century could be a learning aid serving different needs accordingly.
Maybe a book in 21st century should be updated automatically whenever it’s needed.
Maybe readers in 21st century can make a book by choosing contents like eating buffets.
Maybe readers in 21st century will be playing more important roles than the authors.
A book is a community where we meet, interact, and collaborate no matter where we are.
A book is a living community that grows as social bookmarking, notetaking and ideas connect us.
A book is a learning community that bonds teachers and learners together without classroom walls.
An author could be a designer that design the community for story evolving.
An author could be a designer that design the community for inquiry-based learning.
What should a book look like in 21st century ? It doesn’t matter.
All the forms a book can be are meant to meet with you in somewhere you like, because publishing is sharing.
With all the digital storytelling tools available in 21st century……
Publishing is what you can do, because sharing is learning together.