|12-06-2004, 05:11 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
Digital Flip: Flip your e-book like a paper book
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:
|12-07-2004, 02:31 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Device: Nexus 7, Kindle Touch
I don't know, is this a good feature. Readers doesn't have to mimic paper books, I say.
Well, in terms of power consumption that would be cool, though.
|12-07-2004, 03:25 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Device: Dell Axim
I can think of one scenario where this might become useful: when skimming through textbooks, such as college textbooks.
|12-07-2004, 10:00 PM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Palm m515, now TX
While sitting at the airport lounge in Changi, I met a guy who worked for this company. He showed me a demo of his product. I must admit, it's pretty cool. He said that the company's main customers, are education institute. To be precise, Kindergarten and Primary schools.
But it's not just the "look and feel" of flipping a real book that sells. The company offers all the good stuff multimedia can bring to a story line. So, it the case of a children book, the young reader will be presented with little things that make reading enjoyable. One sample he showed me was a Japanese book, which a boy enters a room, then switch the light on, showing the effect of a dark room to a lighted room. Well, you get the idea.
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