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The Convergence of the Tablet and e-Reader

May 24, 2011

In a previous post, I wrote a lot about e-readers and failed to realize that I was talking about having the e-reader implement features of tablets like iPad. Well, no more! e-readers and tablets are in direct competition with each other. But it is an asymmetrical competition. Tablets can run potentially any application, including e-book […]

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Better Technology for e-book Readers

May 20, 2011

Nicholas Carr has a detailed critique about the drawbacks of electronic book readers: E-books are much more rigid. Refreshing discrete pages of text on a fixed screen is a far different, and far less flexible, process than flipping through pliant pages of fixed text. By necessity, a screen-based, software-powered reading device imposes navigational protocols and […]

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