One designer asks why we should change the open-and-close design of conventional books when it's worked for so many years

As soon as the tech world heralded the arrival of tablets as the future of mobile computing, it seems that the collective brain of the design world largely shut off, becoming obsessed with the dictates of finding forever thinner and lighter slab-shaped devices. But one young designer has embodied the need for ongoing creativity. Fabrice Dubuy, who works in France and self-deprecatingly refers to himself as an “(almost) designer,” has spent the long gap between graduating from design school and getting a (real) job dreaming up devices that offer alternative perspectives on the future of reading.

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