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October 22, 2009

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I think this is why something like the mythical (but apparently quite real--this Feb?) Apple Tablet may be a gamer changer.... Books are not going away, but if we can get an Iphone on Steroids it will certainly seduce a bit more to read off an electronic screen, especially with embedded video, links, and who knows.....

david, I've been thinking along the same lines. There's speculation that the Apple Tablet could be an eBook reader -- probably a great reader, given Apple's greatness with other techno gadgets. I'm hoping this rumor is true. If anybody could make an eBook reader that would assuage my misgivings about reading a book on a screen, it would be Apple.

Maybe they could come up with a way to make pages rustle, or look like they are paper pages turning. I'd like to be able to run my finger along words on a line and highlight them with a touch. If I could hold a stylus and scribble in comments in a margin, that would be great also.

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