A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk to the Southwest Manuscripters about the future of books and reading. I only wish I had come across this video of Mark Pesce from his The Human Network blog before I prepared my remarks.
In it he talks about how the act of reading is changing in the digital age, and asks the question "What is electronic about the electronic book?" His answers fascinated and intrigued me...and scared me a bit too!
If you are interested in books and reading, watching the entire video is a worthy investment of 35 minutes. I suggest grabbing a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and a notepad and a pen, setting the video to "full screen" (just click on the little symbo with arrows radiating out to the edges of a square at the bottom right of the video screen), and then settling in for a real intellectual journey!
Now...tell me what you think!