E-books: Why?

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  • "A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic." ~Carl Sagan
  • "When I close a book
    I open life.
    I hear
    faltering cries
    among harbors."
    ~"Ode to the Book" by Pablo Neruda 4/19/2013
  • "1. When you were little, books were your best friends in the world; 2..." ~from "25 Signs You're Addicted to Books" 9/2/2013
  • "Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy." ~E. B. White, on the Future of Reading: Timeless Wisdom from 1951.
  • "The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing." ~Douglas Engelbart
  • "Tomorrow's illiterate will not be the man who can't read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn." ~Alvin Toffler, 1970
  • reading experience: font size, links, definitions, search
  • ebooks vs. printbooksportability, e.g., textbooks, libraries
  • new content, interactivity: multimedia, social,...
  • cost and speed of publishing/distribution process for E-books, e-newspapers, e-magazines
  • see: iPad demo, Features, ...

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