RE: Are you debating the elimination of printed docs? (An idea. . .)

Subject: RE: Are you debating the elimination of printed docs? (An idea. . .)
From: Curtis Matthews <cmatthews -at- cpcus -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 15:16:42 -0500

>I don't think paper books will be obsolete until I can put post-its on
>e-book pages I want to refer back to later, or until I can jot notes
>in the margins.

>martha

According to the Rocket eBook marketing literature:
"Read it just as you would a paper book. Make margin notes, underline
special passages, and bookmark pages. What's more, you can search the
contents of any RocketEdition(tm) on your Rocket eBook."

Is this as aesthetically satisfying as scribbling in the margins of a paper
book? Probably not, but you at least get the impression its creators realize
the success of an "e-book" (on a consumer level) relies on making it as
book-like as possible. It's only a matter of time before somebody creates a
product with features that readers can relate to. When that happens, the
paradigm will shift. It happened with PDAs. It'll happen to books, too.




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