Saturday, July 10, 2010

That's because it's not a real book...


Apparently Microsoft wants to patent the look and feel of digital page turning. One more thing they have that no one wants, or the greatest invention in digital books? I say the first in general...it's fussy, it's corny, and it's annoying when you're trying to read a modern book. But that's mostly because (for me at least), I don't read modern books online the way I read them in print.

That said, it's fun to play with the Turning the Pages feature at the British Library, and we had the Kennicott Bible featured via the same software here at one of the Bodleian's exhibitions. I still think it's corny, but when it's fast and simple, perhaps it has its uses...

2 comments:

iheartkiwi said...

i am still on the fence about this whole electronic book thing! i will probably have to give in eventually...

there is just something wonderful about feeling the heft of a good book in your hands.

Annah said...

It's just not the same. The writing doesn't flow quite as well electronically and I lose interest faster.