Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Future Of Reading










"Amazon's Jeff Bezos already built a better bookstore. Now he believes he can improve upon one of humankind's most divine creations: the book itself."

- Newsweek

After the TV, the PC and the Phone .. companies have gambled entire fortunes on figuring out what the next 'screen' could be. It could very well be this electronic reader - 'Kindle', and it could replace the dog that fetched your newspaper every morning :)

1 comment:

Pierre said...

Kevin Kelly (Wired magazine) considers 'books' as one of the seeds of human civilisation...

"I’ve been thinking of civilization as a life form, as a self-replicating structure. I began to wonder what is the smallest seed into which you could reduce the "genes" of civilization, and have it unfold again, sufficient that it could also make another seed again...

The foundational information provides the guidance to construct the tools which are used to unlock yet more knowledge...

...since it contains primarily information we could think of the self-replicating forever library as a self-replicating book, Forever Book."

http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2006/02/the_forever_boo.php