Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The future of books...

Just like the iPod revolutionized the music market and the way we listen to music, will the Kindle revolutionize the literary market and the way we read? It looks like physical books will soon be as much a thing of the past as vinyl records and Cd's are now...

I first read about Amazon's Kindle two weeks ago, in this excellent Newsweek article. The Kindle is basically an e-book reader that is also and mainly a connectivity service (it uses Whispernet to be connected to e-book libraries and e-bookshops anywhere at anytime without the need for a computer). It has just gone on sale in America and although the price is a hefty $399, the concept behind it IS undoubtedly the future.

Anyway, it is definitely the only "book" I would want for Christmas from now on...

Read more about it here and here. Also read why the Kindle doesn't light everyone's fire...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Olá!!!!!