Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thinking about ebooks

Nice think piece from Walt Shiel on the state of ebooks at the moment. Very timely, given the introduction of Barnes & Noble's new reader.

WS: Having monitored the genesis and the recent explosion of e-book readers and sales, I can’t help but wonder whether such explosive growth is, in any way, sustainable... More and more, I have stumbled upon online comments, blog posts, articles, etc. in which people who have tried one or more of the reading devices and software resort to complaining about all the things that even the best of the devices and software just can’t do. Things that we take for granted when reading an actual physical book. More...

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