Monday, March 16, 2009

A Vision of the Future: Antique E-Books

Pogue's Posts in the Technology section of the New York Times imagines a future dominated by e-books. In such a future, antique e-book stores will serve those looking for older books, like those that are weeks old:

The [antique e-book] store would only sell e-books that are more than two weeks old — adamantly not selling new e-books. The store would be located in a converted old house with a creaky front door. As you walked in, you would know right away that you’re in an antique e-book store. In the front window of the store would be two antique e-book-loving cats. ... The store would carry no e-book more than six months old. For that, you would need to go to a museum.

1 comment:

An Anonymous Child said...

I don't know whether to laugh or feel depressed. I'm going to stick with neither and pick up a nice, solid Phys-Book and enjoy it.