How the iPad will change the way we read

Mon, Mar 8, 2010


“In printed books, the two-page spread was our canvas. It’s easy to think similarly about the iPad. Let’s not. The canvas of the iPad must be considered in a way that acknowledge the physical boundaries of the device, while also embracing the effective limitlessness of space just beyond those edges.

We’re going to see new forms of storytelling emerge from this canvas. This is an opportunity to redefine modes of conversation between reader and content. And that’s one hell of an opportunity if making content is your thing.”

The exciting thing about the iPad is that we still don’t know how it’s going to change the way we interact with and absorb the written word. The iPad certainly won’t do away with printed books like the iPod did away with CD’s, but it has the potential to change the way we read books much in the same way that the iPod changed the way we listen to music.

via Books in the Age of the iPad – A solid read if you’re, you know, into books and stuff


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