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Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over - The New York Times
I find it interesting that when digital came in, everyone sounded the death knell for paper everything. But now we're seeing the pendulum swing in the opposite direction. It's like we forgot that water seeks its own level. That is to say that there's a "stasis" level of everything. Because we had no digital before and at a certain point we did, everything started going digital. But it made sense that it would never fully replace physical. Society was just seeking the stasis level and now it's evening out. There will always be a place for physical and a place for digital.
publishing  internet  e-books  analysis  society  culture 
9 weeks ago by daguti
Amazon's Kindle turns 10: have ebooks clicked with you yet?
No more schlepping to a bookshop, or – imagine – a library. No more waiting for the post. A direct connection from electronic page to electronic shop made bookbuying a seamless part of the reading experience. And it worked. According to the American Association of Publishers, ebook sales leapt from $20m in 2006 to $53.5m in 2008, the first full year of the Kindle era, and are now worth about $1bn (£756m) a year. Here in the UK, Nielsen suggests that digital books now make up around a quarter of the market.
books  e-books  kindle  amazon  technology 
november 2017 by terry
reMarkable | The paper tablet
Interesting large-screen e-ink tablet with a focus on creating a paper-like texture for the stylus. Custom OS probably means no DRMed Kindle reading.
e-books  e-ink  Other_Bookmarks  RL10  tablet  writing 
september 2017 by danhallock
The Economy: Contents
Link from New Yorker article by Cassidy.
E-Books  Economy 
september 2017 by jete.jeter
Jack Kerouac's On The Road turned into Google driving directions and published as a free eBook
Gregor Weichbrodt, a German college student, took all of the geographic stops mentioned in On the Road, plugged them into Google Maps, and ended up with a 45-page manual of driving directions, divided into chapters paralleling those of Kerouac's original book. You can read the manual -- On the Road for 17,527 Miles-- as a free ebook.
e-books  books  maps  from twitter_favs
july 2017 by terry
Project Gutenberg - Wikipedia
History, ideals, and other info.

Wikipedia | en.wikipedia.org | retr 15 jul 2017
4web-warriors  e-books  e-library  open-source  web-open  type-summary  type-article 
july 2017 by tometaxu
Standard Ebooks
"free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover"
free  ebooks  e-books  library  typography  quality  good  digital  Standard  Standard-Ebooks  StandardEbooks  feedy  reading 
june 2017 by Mykl
White paper explores how to redesign scholarly monograph for digital use
The idea of a product that, at a glance, can point scholars to the exact point in a book that is relevant to their research may sound like science fiction, but that’s how the scholarly database JSTOR is pitching a recently released research tool.
The tool, called Topicgraph, is part of a JSTOR project to take the digital scholarly monograph from a PDF to something more useful for researchers. The organization on Monday published the final version of a white paper outlining 13 ideas on how to do so, ranging from the convenient -- such as giving readers more navigational tools within digital books -- to the complicated, like removing restrictions on how readers use and reuse books.
books  e-books  reading  textual_form 
june 2017 by shannon_mattern

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