TWITTERATURE:  “Prescient philosopher of the media Marshall McLuhan once famously remarked that ‘the future of the book is the blurb.’ Had he lived long enough to witness the ubiquity of the personal computer and social media, he might have said that ‘the future of the book is the tweet.’”

Of course, it was only a decade ago that wild-eyed visionary techno-pundits were using McLuhan to justify blogging – a format that seems novel-length itself, since the rise of Twitter.

How to speed things up even more? It’s only a matter of time before blipverts become ubiquitous.