Thanks, MacSurfer!

October 10, 2009

Click = big

This post was the eleventh most popular click at MacSurfer yesterday.

Blog traffic here reflected that, with a record day yesterday.

Thank you, MacSurfer!

Before there was ever RSS or news aggregators, there was MacSurfer — it remains the one Mac site I make sure to check into not just daily, but several times a day.

It should be in your top Bookmarks, whether you own a Mac or not.

Adobe Flash And Digital Books

October 10, 2009

Adobe Flash for iPhone Represents Great Strides for eBook Industry, Says Largest Independent eBook Retailer BooksOnBoard

BooksOnBoard CEO Bob LiVolsi:

We believe that the digital book will ultimately evolve beyond the eBook as we know it — simply text transferred from print page to a screen — to something much more compelling with user-controlled animation, video, audio, internal links, etc. The digital book of the future – 3 to 5 years before a major shift – will be driven by content creators/authors that will put compelling creative content in a new and more readily absorbed form. Adobe’s software development roadmap is helping to enable that future.

However, it does remain to be seen what part Adobe Flash will play in the creation of digital books.

Three to five years is a very, very long duration in Internet Time.

And there is still Apple to be heard from in January.

Archos 5 Internet Tablet: Bluetooth Keyboard & Mouse

October 10, 2009

This needs to be prefaced with a quote from Steve Jobs himself that David Pogue got a few weeks ago:

Q: Has your opinion of e-readers changed?

A: I’m sure there will always be dedicated devices, and they may have a few advantages in doing just one thing. But I think the general-purpose devices will win the day because I think people just probably aren’t willing to pay for a dedicated device. You notice Amazon never says how much they sell; usually if they sell a lot of something, you want to tell everybody.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Earlier this week I posted Steve (Chippy) Paine’s video of the Archos 5 Internet Tablet as an eBook reader.

After the break, you will see why I’ve seen fit to repeat that Steve Jobs quote!

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