The future of the e-book

This is a nice video that echoes much of what I said in my FOTE10 talk.

The Future of the Book from IDEO

The book will evolve in the same way that audio and video have evolved. Not always for the better, but sometimes it will work. Remember that the e-book does not replace or duplicate the physical book, it is a different reading experience.

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  1. Hi James
    Just wondering why you don’t think an e-book can replace or duplicate a physical book? Reading a traditional book on an e-book reader is arguably a broadly similar experience to reading from paper and therefore replaces/duplicates it. E-books themselves can of course be far richer than paper books with the incorporation of other media and communications functionality.

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