Rebecca Chee

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Rebecca Chee

  1. 1. How the E-Book Will Change the Way We Read and Write<br />Steven Johnson<br />
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  6. 6. Background<br /><ul><li>Book-length publications in digital forms
  7. 7. Can be purchased or downloaded immediately
  8. 8. Amazon Kindle</li></li></ul><li>Interesting Observations<br />“Kindle users buy significantly more books than they did before owning the device” <br />
  9. 9. Interesting Observations<br /><ul><li>The bookstore now follows you wherever you go
  10. 10. Shorter attention spans
  11. 11. Reading experience compromised as people merely read bits and pieces</li></li></ul><li>Interesting Observations<br />“for nonfiction and short-story collections, a la carte pricing will emerge”<br />
  12. 12. Key Messages<br /><ul><li>Readers can choose to purchase a single chapter instead of the entire book
  13. 13. Different type of reading experience as compared to when you read the entire book</li></li></ul><li>Key Messages <br /><ul><li>No dedicated client for email and web browsing</li></ul>“Amazon has already released a version of the Kindle software for reading its e-books on an iPhone”<br />
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  15. 15. Key Messages<br /> “It will expand the universe of books at our fingertips, and transform the solitary act of reading into something far more social.”<br />
  16. 16. Key Messages<br /><ul><li>No longer a solitary affair
  17. 17. Browse through comments from people around the world, annotating or debating the passage’s true meaning
  18. 18. Platform for conversation</li></li></ul><li>Personal Assessment<br />8/10<br />
  19. 19. Discussion<br /><ul><li>Do you think e-books will replace printed books in future?
  20. 20. Do you think e-readers will positively or negatively influence reading experiences?</li></li></ul><li>The End<br />
  21. 21. Acknowledgements<br /><ul><li>http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123980920727621353.html
  22. 22. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-book</li>

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