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Who needs Kindle when you have Book?

"That's because Book is the new wireless platform that never needs to be recharged. It's got an an intuitive touched-based interface we're very proud of. Book works with the shelves you have at home."

Penny Arcade hits it out of the stadium again.

In other Book related news I seem to have scored an early ARC of The Burning Skies. As Mirrored Heavens was one of my favourite books of last year, I'm looking forward to reading it...



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Mar. 10th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
I remember a cartoon with a very similar message on the noticeboard in the library of the Lark Hill site of Newman College in Preston, circa 1985. In those days though it was the Walkman that was the acme of media technology to be contrasted with the "book".
Mar. 11th, 2009 10:47 am (UTC)
The problem with the Book platform is that the media are so bulky, so while it's practical to carry one around with you and read on the bus, it's not often practical to carry two - so you're buggered if you reach the end of the story, as you then have nothing else to read.

And in these days of device convergence, Book just isn't going to catch up. The only other thing you can do with Book apart from read is scribble notes on it.
Mar. 14th, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
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