Monday, 19 November 2007

Electronic books

Amazon has just unveiled a wireless electronic bookreader called Kindle. It's about the size of a paperback, holds about 200 books, and is on sale at $400. It doesn't need a PC to download books - you can do it wirelessly.

What does this mean? Other electronic book readers have been released, but have failed to get a big share of the market. Will we ever get used to reading books electronically? Can we get rid of all those books making the Information Commons look untidy and fill it with lovely new PCs instead? Any librarians want to comment?

2 comments:

pj said...

'lovely' new PCs????

Chris Sexton said...

As in personal computers - of course, they'd all be iMacs.....