|09-13-2003, 08:18 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Will E-Books Survive?
|09-13-2003, 10:58 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2003
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Re: Will E-Books Survive?
Sure, the disadvantages that Steve Bush mentions can be a little annoying, but I find it funny that he hardly mentions the advantages that e-books have over p-books (e.g., portablility, bookmarks, annotations, no need for a light, etc.). Also, some of the good qualities that he cites for digital photos and music (falling cost of memory cards, easier to carry a small card than a bunch of CDs) are easily applicable to e-books.
Finally, the fact that e-books are not yet "better, cheaper, and easier" is not inherent in their being e-books, IMO; methinks that it has more to do with the way DRM has been implemented in e-books and the inconvenience that current DRM schemes pose for e-book readers.
I think the potential for the e-book market to grow is still there, and that there will be room for both formats for some time to come.
Just my $0.02
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