Started by Rebecca, June 20, 2008, 19:24:34 pm
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Quote from: Redbecg on June 23, 2009, 20:42:30 pmI use Project Gutenberg to download PDFs of most books
Quote from: Bassassin on September 04, 2008, 10:58:18 amI don't think electronic books will ever dominate the market or replace print media entirely - for the same reason I don't think this will happen with music, movies, games or other media.Apart from there being far too much money tied up in the manufacture & retail of "hard" product - the bottom line is that people like things - tangible solid objects they can hold & touch & look at. That's part of the essence of materialism.Jon.
Quote from: Slim on July 29, 2010, 21:12:58 pmWell, I was reminded of our discussion here, in which I predicted the death of the paper book, on reading this BBC news item tonight:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10786882"In the last 30 days, Amazon has sold 180 Kindle books for every 100 hardcover books."The old-fashioned book isn't dead yet, but it's coming.
Quote from: Captain Ron on November 15, 2010, 23:17:29 pmWhat is needed for the ebook to dominate is an ereader with a similar ergonomic feel to an actual book. Reproducing the FEEL of a book is vital. Not a screen or a tablet.
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