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  • 1. Books are so last century Scott McNulty Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 2. Why am I here? • eReader junkie • Wrote a book sold only in electronic form • Former Wharton Computing Employee • Will present for food Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 3. A Brief eBook Timeline Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 4. Gutenberg Project 1971 Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 5. Rocket eBook/ SoftBook 1998 Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 6. Amazon buys Mobipocket 2005 Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 7. Sony Reader 2006 Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 8. E-Ink • Low power • High contrast • Reflective Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 9. Kindle 2007 Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 10. Kindle 2007 Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 11. The Oprah Effect 2008 Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 12. Kindle 2 & DX 2009 Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 13. nook 2009 Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 14. More Sony Readers 2009 Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 15. iPad 2010 Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 16. Kobo 2010 Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 17. AZW (based on mobi) ePub Amazon Everyone Else Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 18. Format Support Platform ePub PDF Mobi AMZ Text Doc Kindle ✗ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔* Sony ✔ ✔ ✗ ✗ ✔ ✔ iPad (iBooks) ✔ ✗ ✗ ✗ ✗ ✗ nook ✔ ✔ ✗ ✗ ✗ ✗ Kobo ✔ ✔ ✗ ✗ ✗ ✗ Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 19. ePub • Uses XHTML, XML, and CSS to create file • Supports DRM • Open, standard format Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 20. DRM Platform Amazon iTunes Adobe DRM Kindle ✔ ✗ ✗ Sony ✗ ✗ ✔ iPad (iBooks) ✗ ✔ ✗ nook ✗ ✗ ✔ Kobo ✗ ✗ ✔ Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 21. Annotation Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 22. Highlights Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 23. Highlights per book Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 24. Cushing Academy Library goes bookless Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 25. Student participants reduced the amount of paper they used to print course readings by almost 50 percent. However, e-readers must be significantly improved to have the same value in a teaching environment as traditional paper texts, participants said. Princeton - http://bit.ly/princekindle Administration Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 26. “Much of my learning comes from a physical interaction with the text: bookmarks, highlights, page-tearing, sticky notes and other marks representing the importance of certain passages — not to mention margin notes, where most of my paper ideas come from and interaction with the material occurs,” he explained. “All these things have been lost, and if not lost they’re too slow to keep up with my thinking, and the ‘features’ have been rendered useless.” Princeton - Students http://bit.ly/princestudent Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 27. Darden’s Kindle experiment is not quite over but the verdict is already in: Most Darden students prefer not to use the electronic reading devices in the B-school classroom. Darden http://bit.ly/dardenkindle Monday, May 24, 2010
  • 28. Find Me • Twitter: @blankbaby • Blog: http:// blog.blankbaby.com • Google: Scott McNulty (I’m the one that isn’t a church organist and who doesn’t make nature sound CDs). • Email: smcnulty@gmail.com Monday, May 24, 2010