There’s a thoughtful essay by Julian Baggini in the June 20, 2014 Financial Times on current research comparing reading and comprehension using eBooks vs. paper. Baggini cites a lot of different research on reading speed, comprehension, learning and other issues relating to how we process information which we read. The essay summarizes a very wide-range… Continue reading Reading eBooks and Paper (Julian Baggini in FT)
What Is Google Editions? – Culture – The Atlantic Peter Osnos on Google Editions: Assuming the program works as planned, Google Editions will put up for sale a vast universe of trade e-books, plus technical and professional titles and out of copyright works (which will be free) for use when, where and how the consumer… Continue reading Peter Osnos on Google Editions at The Atlantic’s blogs
Lifehacker review of the iPad and Kindle, bit primarily from a techie’s perspective. (I find these reviews and reviewers always problematic because they’re bleeding edge adopters who in turn adopt this faux-reasonable tone, as if anyone should agree that their marginal, non-mainstream interests are somehow…normal!)
I’m still kind of incredulous: yesterday morning I saw a subway passenger from upper Manhattan using a Kindle as a mirror to check her hair. Waaaaay Cool!
Laura Miller at Salon has a good backstory on Amazon’s Kindle and the Apple iPad eBook reader. Laura Miller – Salon.com: “This dust-up is the culmination of a long-standing feud between Amazon and book publishers. What triggered it, however, is something new: the introduction of Apple’s iPad.” Note Miller comments about publishers’ fear of Amazon’s attempt… Continue reading Laura Miller on Kindle vs eBook