First, let’s make the distinction between the two uses of “e-book”. There’s e-book content, and there’s e-book devices.
There’s a faction that will adamantly tell you that e-book content cannot be successful without e-book devices. E-book content requires e-book devices designed specifically for e-book content.
The problem here is that other general purpose devices we have...
- desktop computers
- laptop computers
- palmtop computers/PDAs
- smart phones
- et cetera
...need to display content that isn’t so different than e-book content. What’s good for the e-book device is good for the smart phone. What’s good for the smart phone is good for the e-book device.