focus on the future children, ebooks, and the path to digital
let’s start with a story
once upon a time...
there was a princess...
the princessloved stories
but the princess also loved screens
all sortsof screens
she likedinteractive    stories
and as she ages, I’m betting       she reads a lot more on a screen than on paper
four issues for libraries
content vs container
personal electronics        are     personal
digital divide
smartphones will dominate
cost to manufacture
Less than 10%
Less than 10%
interface is everything
iOS
iPad 2
android
first generation
happily ever after?
thank you
Jason GriffeyEmail: griffey@gmail.comSite: jasongriffey.netgVoice: 423-443-4770Twitter: @griffeyOther: Perpetual Beta     ...
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Presentation for BALIS, March 4th 2011. Focus on the Future: Children, eBooks, and the path to digital

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  • As X said, my daughter (3 in December) was nice enough to let me come out here today, and I thought I’d start my time with a....\n
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  • We have a problem. But it’s not the problem that you think it is. It’s the next slide.\n
  • http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/02/geekdad-opinion-the-future-of-childrens-ebooks/\n
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  • 6.5% of the cost over 20 years. And Moore’s law tells us that cost doesn’t equal reduced capability...indeed, it means an increase in capabilities over the cost of the reduction in price. There is no other good that I can think of that gets cheaper AND better at the same time. \n
  • 6.5% of the cost over 20 years. And Moore’s law tells us that cost doesn’t equal reduced capability...indeed, it means an increase in capabilities over the cost of the reduction in price. There is no other good that I can think of that gets cheaper AND better at the same time. \n
  • 6.5% of the cost over 20 years. And Moore’s law tells us that cost doesn’t equal reduced capability...indeed, it means an increase in capabilities over the cost of the reduction in price. There is no other good that I can think of that gets cheaper AND better at the same time. \n
  • 6.5% of the cost over 20 years. And Moore’s law tells us that cost doesn’t equal reduced capability...indeed, it means an increase in capabilities over the cost of the reduction in price. There is no other good that I can think of that gets cheaper AND better at the same time. \n
  • In October 2009 John Walkenbach noticed that the price of the Kindle was falling at a consistent rate, lowering almost on a schedule. By June 2010, the rate was so unwavering that he could easily forecast the date at which the Kindle would be free: November 2011.\nSince then I've mentioned this forecast to all kinds of folks. In August, 2010 I had the chance to point it out to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. He merely smiled and said, "Oh, you noticed that!" And then smiled again.\nWhen I brought it to the attention of publishing veterans they would often laugh nervously. How outrageous! they would say. It must cost something to make? The trick was figuring out how Amazon could bundle the free Kindle and still make money. My thought was the cell phone model: a free Kindle if you buy X number of e-books.\n\n\n
  • kids just understand how to use the ipad and the iphone. iOS is an amazing feat of UI enginnering.\n
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  • in the first generation of print, we got...well, we got a lot, but it took almost 50 years (gutenberg in 1440 to la morte d’artur in 1485) or 170 years before we got a novel after the invention of the printing press (Gutenberg around 1440, and Don Quixote in 1605.\n
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  • Focus on the Future

    1. 1. focus on the future children, ebooks, and the path to digital
    2. 2. let’s start with a story
    3. 3. once upon a time...
    4. 4. there was a princess...
    5. 5. the princessloved stories
    6. 6. but the princess also loved screens
    7. 7. all sortsof screens
    8. 8. she likedinteractive stories
    9. 9. and as she ages, I’m betting she reads a lot more on a screen than on paper
    10. 10. four issues for libraries
    11. 11. content vs container
    12. 12. personal electronics are personal
    13. 13. digital divide
    14. 14. smartphones will dominate
    15. 15. cost to manufacture
    16. 16. Less than 10%
    17. 17. Less than 10%
    18. 18. interface is everything
    19. 19. iOS
    20. 20. iPad 2
    21. 21. android
    22. 22. first generation
    23. 23. happily ever after?
    24. 24. thank you
    25. 25. Jason GriffeyEmail: griffey@gmail.comSite: jasongriffey.netgVoice: 423-443-4770Twitter: @griffeyOther: Perpetual Beta ALA TechSource Head of Library Information Technology http://pinboard.in/u:griffey/ University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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