06 February 2009

E-book devices

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.

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