20.496 e-paper

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 06:06:01 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 496.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 06:01:00 +0000
         From: Michael Hart <hart_at_pglaf.org>
         Subject: Re: 20.492 e-paper!@!

When you realize that a brand new $400 list price terabyte drive
will hold the million eBooks already free for the downloading...
and that a billion eBook library will be here in 15 more years--
along with petabyte drives--the conclusion can only be obvious.

The only question is:

How long can the forces of conservatism make eBooks appear quite
as much like paper books?

Pages, margins, page numbers, line numbers, etc. antiquated?

Would not a few words' quotation as search inputs be better than
a page number? Or even a line number?


Give the world eBooks in 2007!!!

Michael S. Hart
Project Gutenberg

Blog at http://hart.pglaf.org
Received on Thu Mar 08 2007 - 01:32:25 EST

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