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eBooks & eReaders: Past, Present & Future

  1. 1. eBooks & eReaders: Past, Present & Future Michael Sauers NEFLIN Technology Conference 19 June 2013 - Jacksonville, FL
  2. 2. • Started with the U.S. Constitution typed into a mainframe • Now contains over 40,000 free e-texts in multiple DRM- free formats 1971: Project Gutenberg
  3. 3. • First computer to include searchable eBooks. • Oxford Shakespeare & Oxford Dictionary of Quotations 1988: NeXT Computer
  4. 4. • Foresaw the current state of eReaders • Predicted the “end of publishing as we know it” 1989: Cyberbooks
  5. 5. • The first “Personal Digital Assistant” • “Newton Books” • Suspended in 1998 1993: Apple Newton
  6. 6. • Ergonomic, ambidextrous design, about the size of a paperback • Weighs only 22 ounces • Stores about 4,000 pages--the equivalent of 10 novels • Speech-quality audio for documents published with audio content • Long battery life--17 to 33 hours per charge 1999: Franklin EB-500 Rocket eBook
  7. 7. • PC eBook reading software • ClearType technology • Annotations • Pan & Zoom • Highlighting • Dictionary • Battery life dependent on platform (desktop vs. laptop) • Suspended in 2012 2000: Microsoft Reader
  8. 8. • Mobipocket Reader software • Download content over the air (OTA) • Desktop sync • Annotation • Highlighting • Dictionary • Software compatible with devices other than the Treo 2002: Palm Trēo
  9. 9. • Used in combination with Microsoft Reader software • Promoted as a “reader” due to ability to easily convert screen to portrait mode 2002: TabletPC
  10. 10. • First eInk-based device • AAA batteries • Available only in Japan 2004: Sony Libré
  11. 11. Content is not drawn, but “charged” 170 Pixels Per Inch (PPI) Newspaper quality Does not need power to hold a display, only to change it. What is "eInk"
  12. 12. • Display • eInk / non-backlit • 800x600 resolution • Rotatable • 4-level grayscale • Three text sizes • 64MB built in storage • SD/Memory Stick card slot • USB data transfer • Approximately 7,500 page turns per charge • Approx. 9oz 09/2006 eReader PRS-500
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  15. 15. • Not an explicit eBook device • Multiple reader software packages available • Stanza • Kindle • Barnes & Noble • eBook apps • Backlit non-eInk display 06/2007: iPod Touch / iPhone
  16. 16. 12/2007: Sony PRS-505 • Minor improvements over the PRS-500 • 8 levels of grayscale • Redesigned controls • Additional memory card slot
  17. 17. • 6” screen • 200-title storage • Download wirelessly via “whispernet” (EVDO) • QWERTY Keyboard • Ability to add notes to text • Basic Web access 12/2007: Amazon Kindle
  18. 18. • Redesigned controls • WiFi added • 1500-title storage • 16 levels of grayscale (eInk Pearl) • 20% faster page refresh • Text-to-speech option 02/2009: Kindle 2
  19. 19. • 6” eInk display and 3.5” color control display • 12.1oz • Android 1.5 • Can share a book once with another person for up to two weeks 11/2009: Barnes & Noble Nook
  20. 20. • iBooks app included • Kindle app available • “text-to-voice” via VoiceOver • 1.5lbs • 9.7” backlit glossy screen • Automatic screen rotation • WiFi and/or 3G • 9+ hours of battery life depending on Internet connectivity used 04/2010: Apple iPad
  21. 21. • 15.8oz • 7” screen • WiFi • 8GB internal storage • MicroSD slot • Android 2.2 • Rootable 11/2010: Barnes & Noble Nook Color
  22. 22. • 6” touch-screen display • WiFi & USB connectivity • 600x800 eInk Pearl • 2GB internal storage • microSD card slot • Android 2.1 06/2011: Nook Simple Touch
  23. 23. • eInk • WiFi • 5.9oz • 16-level grayscale • 6” screen • 1.3GB internal storage • MicroSD card slot • Built in OverDrive support 10/2011: Sony Reader WiFi (PRS- T1RC)
  24. 24. • 6” eInk Pearl touch display • WiFi and/or 3G • 4GB internal storage • Available with or without ads 11/2011: Kindle Touch
  25. 25. • 14.6oz • 7” LCD touch screen • WiFi • 8GB internal storage • MicroSD slot • Android 2.3 • Amazon Silk Browser • Amazon’s competitor to the Nook color & Nook color tablet 11/2011: Kindle Fire
  26. 26. • 9.7” 1600x1200 display • Color eInk display • WiFi • MicroSD slot • Text-to-Speech • 10,000 page turns 01/2012: Ectaco jetBook • Speech recognition and speech analysis Language Teacher and U-Learn courses • Pictured dictionaries for 38 languages Cross translator for 180 languages
  27. 27. • Touchscreen eInk • Built-in light • Front-lit • Adjustable brightness 04/2012: nook GlowLight
  28. 28. • Electronic Paper Display (EPD) • Flexible • 1024x768 eInk display • 4mm thick • 3.88 oz. 06/2012: WEXLER. Flex ONE
  29. 29. • Flexible (and experimental) e-ink 10.7- inch tablet runs on Intel's Core i5 processor. 01/2013: Plastic Logic PaperTab
  30. 30. • No longer limited to B&N approved apps 05/2013: Nook tablets get Play store
  31. 31. • 13.3” 1600x1200 capacitive eInk flexible display • Stylus for note taking •Testing in Japanese universities •Shared document editing over WiFi planned 05/2013 – Sony Digital Paper
  32. 32. Stephen King says his new novel will not be released as an eBook. It becomes one anyway. 06/2013 – non-eBook eBook
  33. 33. • Send in print books to be scanned for $1/100 pages 06/2013 – 1DolarScan
  34. 34. Late 2013: Color eInk Kindle? • In May 2013 Amazon.com purchases Liquavista from Samsung. • Liquavista makes screen technologies that allow for affordable color eInk displays.
  35. 35. Michael Sauers michael.sauers@nebraska.gov http://travelinlibrarian.info/ http://delicious.com/travelinlibrarian/ebooks CC BY-NC 3.0 Thank You!

Editor's Notes

  • My name is Michael and I’m an eBook Curmudgeon.
  • Mine’s autographed. Oh yeah, autograph my Kindle Mr. Bova!
  • “ The principal components of electronic ink are millions of tiny microcapsules, about the diameter of a human hair. In one incarnation, each microcapsule contains positively charged white particles and negatively charged black particles suspended in a clear fluid. When a negative electric field is applied, the white particles move to the top of the microcapsule where they become visible to the user. This makes the surface appear white at that spot. At the same time, an opposite electric field pulls the black particles to the bottom of the microcapsules where they are hidden. By reversing this process, the black particles appear at the top of the capsule, which now makes the surface appear dark at that spot.” http://www.eink.com/technology/howitworks.html
  • Jenny Levine, Union Station
  • http://www.ectaco.com/jetBook_Color/ $499
  • We are proud to introduce the world’s first e-reader with a flexible 6” plastic display, WEXLER. Flex ONE. Together with LG and its patented flexible display, we are able to offer the lightest and thinnest e-reader available on the market today. At its core is the flexible display, resistive to any damage usually associated with reading devices using glass displays. This truly unique e-reader can be hidden in your pocket, a bag, or a purse. Designed for travel or leisure, you will hardly notice it, until it’s time to read your favorite book. Convenient to carry, and easy to use, enjoy your Wexler. Flex. ONE today! http://wexler-global.com/products/79/347 $199
  • http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/07/plastic-logic-reveals-paper-tablet-computer-a-thin-flexible/
  • ‘ To those publishers here today who believe that you can buy DRM that will stop your books from appearing on the Internet without restriction, I say to you,  “Behold, the typist.” ‘ Cory Doctorow
  • For every book you send to 1DollarScan, you’ll also have to send along a signed waiver stating that you understand you’re having a copy of your books made under the company’s Fair Use Policy. The waiver also frees the company from any liability that they might have incurred for making a copy of a book that you don’t own. Once the contracts are signed, just pop them into the box with your books and ship them off to the company’s offices in California. When the books are received by 1DollarScan, the workers cut the spines off of them. This ensures that the pages of the book lay flat on the scanner, and makes it impossible to resell the hard copy of the book after it’s been scanned. When the scanning’s complete, the pages are shredded and recycled, ensuring that the owner only has access to one copy of their book: the freshly minted digital version, which can be downloaded as a PDF from the company’s website via the user’s password-protected account.
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