Friday, December 18, 2009

Paper Is Here to Stay... But Different

Ficbot from TeleRead predicts which media types will move to e-format and which will stick to paper. Two items Ficbot thinks will remain in print are children's books and cookbooks. Agreed. My six month old niece, for example, likes to gum books as she's being read to. That wouldn't work so well with an e-reader. Nor would cooking be suited to smaller screens; it is very much a visual media. People want to see the whole page when they cook.

As for the rest of it - newspapers, magazines, textbooks, manuals, mass-market fiction... Again, I'm seeing the divide between people with computers e-readers and people without computers or e-readers.


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