"Q. Physical books were convenient, cheap, easy to use, attractive, practically indestructible. What will the great advantages of e-books be?One on One: Jason Merkoski and the View of E-Books From the Inside - NYTimes.com
A. In 20 years, the space of one generation, print books will be as rare as vinyl LPs. You’ll still be able to find them in artsy hipster stores, but that’s about it. So the great advantage of e-books is also their curse; e-books will be the only game in town if you want to read a book. It’s sobering, and a bit sad. That said, e-books can do what print books can’t. They’ll allow you to fit an entire library into the space of one book. They’ll allow you to search for anything in an instant, save your thoughts forever, share them with the world, and connect with other readers right there, inside the book. The book of the future will live and breathe."
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
One on One: Jason Merkoski and the View of E-Books From the Inside - NYTimes.com
Excerpt from an interview with a member of the original Kindle team who has written a new (Kindle first...) book about the ebook industry