Daily Archives: March 11, 2009

About Ebooks

This is a 2008 article from Epublishers Weekly about ebooks, but it does talk about some good reasons to read ebooks, one of my favourites being that it’s good for the environment.

There also a great Feb. 2009 article by John Siracuse in ars technica about “The once and future ebooks.”  Siracuse starts by saying:

“people don’t get e-books.” This is as true today as it was ten years ago. Venture capitalists didn’t get it then, nor did the series of owners that killed Peanut Press, nor do many of the players in the e-book market today. And then there are the consumers, their own notions about e-books left to solidify in the absence of any clear vision from the industry. […] Here’s an awesome, obvious, inevitable idea, seemingly thwarted at every turn by widespread consumer misunderstanding and an endemic lack of will among the big players. Continue reading

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