"When Gutenberg came out with the printing press, they stopped chiselling stone," said Vancouver-born futurist Frank Ogden. Ogden's Lessons From the Future were therefore self-published on discs for MacIntosh or IBM clone computers in the 1980s. Complete with a dust jacket, table of contents and pictures, the product was part of a ten-volume anthology of Ogden's newspaper articles on high technology, future communications and social change. "It is now the countdown to the third millennium," Ogden said, in the late 1980s. Despite Ogden's claims that books were outmoded, he subsequently published The Last Book You'll Ever Read in 1993.


The Last Book You'll Ever Read (MW&R, 1993)

[BCBW 2004] "Advice"