Wierd enough to work

Interesting idea ...

(from Utne online)

Maybe the future of the short story has nothing to do with e-readers or online distribution. Could vinyl be literature’s next frontier?

That’s the premise behind Underwood: Stories in Sound, an English “journal” launched by Nathan Dunne that publishes contemporary short stories recorded on 33-rpm vinyl LPs. Dunne was looking for an antidote to the streamlined, glossy sound of podcasts and stories on mp3 and cherishes the “sense of occasion” offered by vinyl recordings. Ensuring that people would sit down, kick back and listen to the stories .... (read the rest)

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