8 things about e-books

Charlie Lowe just blogged about the Educause Learning Initiative‘s helpful introductory 2-pager entitled 7 Things You Should Know About E-books. It’s a decent tool for introducing colleagues to some of the key issues surrounding, and potential benefits involved in, electronic publication methods.

But it also pains me to find that the document, which contains the following valid observation …

E-books have been slow to break the pattern of simply being digital copies of paper books with a few added features

… is only available as an Adobe PDF file, laid out in two columns that I’m sure make it pretty and easy-to-read on paper, but that render the document highly annoying to try to read on-screen.

About Tom Elliott

Associate Director for Digital Programs and Senior Research Scholar, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
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