Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Cloud of Unknowing

Robert Bee (writing at The Internet Review of Science Fiction) speculates on the future of the book. A lot of interesting stuff, but as usual (and as is true with electronic books and eBook readers in general), we're not quite there yet. Anybody remember HyperCard? Or, by extension, how hypertext was going to revolutionize books (especially reference books)? (I only have a scattering of electronic books that actually followed through on the promise!)

We have a great example of the potential...the World Wide Web (and subsets thereof, for example, Google, Wikipedia or even Amazon!). Now to bring it back down to the personal level.

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