Monday, June 18, 2007

The End of Books as We Know Them?

Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Bill Gates recent prediction that all reading will soon be done online gives us plenty of food for thought.

"Reading is going to go completely online. We believe that as we get the smaller form factor, the screen has gotten good enough. Why is reading online better? It's up to date, you can navigate, you can follow links." stated Gates at Microsoft's Strategic Account Summit in Seattle.

Yet to be perfected is the device that will bring all this knowledge to our fingertips. According to futurist
Ray Kurzweil, one the best devices currently on the market is the Sony Reader. For more on ebook readers see the article, E-books, has your time come? from C/Net News.


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