Originally Posted by Namekuseijin
sounds like yet another web page...
It does... but I am not sure that's bad. Different people look for different things - and they look for different things at different times.
I would not want any sort of interactivity in my books. It would interfere with my imagination... Yet, I do like having a dictionary work with a tap. Or footnotes...
But then again, the lines have been blurred before. Ever read The Lord of the Rings with Tolkien's own illustrations? Or the Don Quixote with illustrations by Gustave Dore?
But I am less clear on magazines and newspapers. I have been reading the Financial Times in iPad as well and that has some videos as well - as the above National Geographic. I don't have a problem with that - the text is all there and the use of multimedia is optional. I don't see why an option should bother anyone.