If you like books and reading as much as I do, then you’ll probably have a view on digital and electronic books – and e-book readers. I’ve just written the first in a series of articles which will explore the technology - and it really is fascinating! This Reading Technology article gives a brief introduction to book scanning and Google’s library project, as well as online databases of book details and e-book readers.
I think there’s massive change going to happen as the technology is developing quickly and it won’t be long before the book world is embroiled in the same issues as the music world – online databases and free downloads .
My plan is to write about the software available to catalogue and organise your books at home (or work) next and then move on to e-book readers. The Sony Reader and Amazon Kindle to start with. If you’re interested too, then do feel free to suggest an article topic and I’ll see what I can do.
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