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  1. Welcome to the digital world of ‘weightlessness’. Can you imagine trying to carry 1500 books Kate? 😉

    The effects of digitising books will create a standards war and probably price-wars. New business models will be developed and the consumer will benefit as competition increases.

    I hope the authors get a better deal from the transformation of an industry.

    Interesting times indeed!

  2. Cadence

    I haven’t checked out any electronic readers although I used to be a big reader. I have to admit I love the feel and smell of an actual book in my hands, I’m a bit old fashioned that way I guess! But considering I’m always on the go with no time to read these days maybe I should look into it. It’s so cool to see older people embracing new tech tho!

  3. Ern Malleyscrub

    Curious that the revolution is confirmed by contra indication; kindle isn’t just a geek item trend but functional.Language transmutes, evolves, so why not books?
    Maybe Guttenburg started it, or was it that guy who painted on the cave walls?Okay, it might have been a woman, yes,this is the shopping list, go out and bag some bison, a brace of elk, etc, thanks, see you when and if you get back alive.
    Nowadays we have twitter facebook, instant SMS and blogs to stay remote from each other.

    • Yes books have evolved since before Gutenberg’s time; but this time the change in portable media is quite radical. Now the technology (primitive though it is) enables us to carry 1500 books with us in the space once occupied by a single book. Also the industry that grew up around creating paper books now needs to reinvent itself to generate books for the new medium. It also means new pricing models etc need to be developed. Interesting times!

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