Troglodytes like myself have been slow to pick up on technology. You’ve heard of “early adopters” and “digital natives.” I proudly consider myself to be a digital dinosaur. Years after the Kindle arrived, I got one. And just recently I went over to the dark side of a smart phone.
I do find my Kindle handy for carrying around a raft of proposed manuscripts IVP is considering for publication–as well as books we’ve already published. I generally am happier reading my Kindle when it is light reading. If the book is something I want to slowly study and digest, it’s print for me.
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Say you’re at lunch and someone starts chatting casually about the aseity of the Son. Well, you don’t want to be caught short. No, you want to be part of the conversation. You want to act like you know what’s going on by doing more than making knowing grunts of approval. But you really haven’t a clue what aseity (uh-SEE-i-tee) is. What do you do?
Continue reading “A Theological App for That”
I finally read my first e-book.
OK, call me late to the party, late adopter, troglodyte. Tell me, “Welcome to the twenty-first century.” Ask me if I have indoor plumbing.
So, here’s how it went.
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The online subscription model has worked wonderfully for academic journals, as John Thomson summarizes in Merchants of Culture, because
Continue reading “Merchants of Culture 5: Not All Digital Is Created Equal”
With almost as much delay and anticipation as the launch of Kindle, the Google e-bookstore opened its virtual doors yesterday.
When I met with Google at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, they gave me chocolate, smiled broadly and said it was really, really coming after months of delay. But they still wouldn’t give me (or anyone) a date. Now it’s here.
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Fellow blogger Dan Reid loved this New York Times article because it says lots of things he’s been saying and thinking for fifteen years. When it comes to textbooks, students still love paper.
What do you think? Are electronic books paper tigers?
Engadget reports that Sony’s Steve Haber, head of their digital reading business division, says that “within five years there will be more digital content sold than physical content.” That means not just books but all print media, including magazines and newspapers.
So, dear readers, what do you think? Is Sony just trying to create buzz? Are they just puffing the product line they expect to make gazillions on? Or are they right–digital sales will overtake print by 2015?
No, it’s not an invasion of killer bees that you hear. It’s the buzz around the Apple tablet, which could bridge laptops and hand-held devices while offering a great book-reading experience.
Barnes & Noble shares have bumped up on rumors that it will have a role in the new device.
The web is alive with fake sneak peaks.
How scared is Amazon? Will Apple dislodge the Kindle from its place of primacy?
International Business Times says the market is out there for the tablet, and it’s big.
Will Apple, the ultimate purveyor of cool devices, hit another home run with an iTablet? T-Day is Wednesday.
In a comment on my recent post, Mark Denning asked what I thought about Stephen “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Covey moving electronic rights to some of his books exclusively to Amazon, as reported in this morning’s New York Times. So here are some first thoughts, Mark.
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Regular Andy Unedited reader Jadell alerted me to this item from Jeffrey Brown. Where is the book going? Where is reading going? That’s the question Brown wants to tackle in an occasional series for PBS.
Continue reading “The Next Chapter of Reading”