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A New Breakthrough in Information Technology

October 16, 2010

Courtesy of Jim Watts, I give you the “book”:

Don’t get me wrong, I look up my fellow commuters with a slight tinge of envy as they sit with their gleaming iPad or their subdued Kindle and read in chic literary bliss. However, I know myself. I can’t even keep my dang iPod charged. I beat my reading material into submission with sticky notes, dog-eared pages, and even random pieces of detritus from the morning commute (tickets, pamphlets, bits of the Metro, even a subway token if necessary). All of these would leave a more technologically advanced conduit for literature in a ruinous state.

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  1. October 16, 2010 9:17 am

    e-books are nice, my biggest gripe right now is the complete inability to share an ebook with anyone. Even BN’s “lend it” feature, can only be turned on with the publisher’s permission. I find that to be insulting. This is a book, it’s meant to be shared.

    My son’s ipad is nice for adding notes and whatnot, and then I have a nice list when I want to find something – but because of how I grew up I crave the tactile feel of a book. I don’t think that will ever change. There will always be some books I read in dead tree format because some books deserve the honor.

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