ENTRIES TAGGED "digital books"

EFF Looks at the Big Questions Surrounding Digital Books

At the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a post on what the future of digital books portends for pubishers and consumers: Skeptics should remember that it wasn't long ago that many predicted that CDs would never replace vinyl, and later that MP3s would never replace CDs. You can still find great record stores that specialize in vinyl, but the trend…

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Infinite Permutations of the Digital Book

James Bridle discusses the near infinite malleability of digital books. From booktwo.org: Imagine a book that told a different story every time it was opened. The story might change depending on the gender of the reader, or the sex. It might depend on the location of the reader, or the position of the book in time; the time of…

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Reinventing the Book and Killing It are Separate Things

Columnist Richard Cohen is overestimating the threat of digital books.

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Publishing Industry Not Prepared for "iPod Moment"

From Times Emit: … in the light of consumer demand, there is actually very little [ebook] supply – then surely an "iPod for books" moment could actually be a disaster for the publishing industry, forcing keen and hungry consumers to find their electronic content from other (possibly illegal) sources – as with happened with the ipod moment for, um,…

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Open Question: When Will Digital Books Overtake Print Books?

Will digital books ever supplant print books? When will it happen? Weigh in with your thoughts and estimates.

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