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Re: Creating 'the Last Book' to Hold All the Others
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- Subject: Re: Creating 'the Last Book' to Hold All the Others
- From: Barbara Holl <bholl@HALCYON.COM>
- Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 07:15:15 -0700
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You're correct about the technology. However, I seriously doubt that
books will ever disappear. We see on all the science fiction shows that
information is always available. We also see that it is often from an
I hope that people will never have to give up snuggling down in bed with a
good book. Books are our window to the world.
My .02 cents worth.
On Tue, 14 Apr 1998, vosberg wrote:
> I also think about how technology changes so quickly.
> Technology is going to change at an even faster pace than it is today.
> As the price of technology becomes cheaper, I just hope that it becomes
> affordable to everyone in the world - illiteracy is already too high in
> numbers. And not only in 3rd world countries either! It would be nice if
> we could buy disks with a number of books on one - but then we're getting
> back to disks again. Would if the next electronic book becomes smaller,
> more compact, higher memory...