It's almost like the Holy Grail of e-books: technology to flip ("skim") through dozens of digital pages and be able to catch a glimpse of what is on each page - much like browsing through a book. Singapore software company E-Book Systems (EBS) might be able to deliver such a e-book technology very soon. According to yesterday's article
at Singapore's The New Paper, EBS has its own patented technology called Digital Flip
, which allows you to flip an e-book just like its paper version:
It was first used in its consumer range of products called FlipAlbum, allowing people to make virtual photo albums. The company claims to have sold one million of FlipAlbum products to date worldwide.
Though I have never heard of FlipAlbum, I am anxious to see how this technology works when it is applied to e-book reader software.