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Western Alumni Gazette - What do you need from an eReader?
Fall 2011
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What do you need from an eReader?
by Mathew Hoy
e-readers  assorted  ipad  Kindle 
september 2011 by jerryking
The Kindle: Dead, Deadly, and Dominant
Posted July 12, 2010 | Jam Side Down | by Marty Manley
Kindle  reading  economics  Amazon 
october 2010 by jerryking
Unboxed - Yes, People Still Read, but Now It’s Social - NYTimes.com
June 18, 2010 | New York Times | By STEVEN JOHNSON, Nicholas
Carr's new book, “The Shallows,” argues that the compulsive skimming,
linking and multitasking of our screen reading is undermining the deep,
immersive focus that has defined book culture for centuries.
Distractions come with a heavy cost--studies show how multitasking harms
our concentration. But we must also measure what we gain from
multitasking....The problem with Mr. Carr’s model is its unquestioned
reverence for the slow contemplation of deep reading. For society to
advance as it has since Gutenberg, he argues, we need the quiet,
solitary space of the book. Yet many great ideas that have advanced
culture over the past centuries have emerged from a more connective
space, in the collision of different worldviews and sensibilities,
different metaphors and fields of expertise. (Gutenberg himself borrowed
his printing press from the screw presses of Rhineland vintners, as Mr.
Carr notes.)
cognitive_skills  collective_intelligence  collective_wisdom  Communicating_&_Connecting  connected_learning  contemplation  cross-disciplinary  deep_learning  discernment  distractions  focus  Johan_Gutenberg  Kindle  metaphors  multitasking  monotasking  Nicholas_Carr  reading  shallowness  skimming  solitude  Steven_Johnson  sustained_inquiry  thinking  thinking_deliberatively  worldviews 
june 2010 by jerryking
'Kindleocracy' cripples a pretty good e-reader
Nov. 18, 2009 | The Globe and Mail | by Omar El Akkad
Kindle  Amazon  e-books  e-readers 
january 2010 by jerryking
Bits of Destruction Hit the Book Publishing Business: Part 2
July 16, 2009 | ReadWriteWeb | Written by Bernard Lunn. In
Part 2, we try a bit of science fiction, speculating on how this might
play out for all participants: readers, authors, printers, publishers,
retailers, and e-book device vendors.
publishing  Gadi_Prager  technology  books  writing  Kindle  e-books  e-readers  creative_destruction 
november 2009 by jerryking

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