Tag Archives: ebooks

Yesterday’s future of the books…

I’ve been invited yesterday to an open discussion on this subject: “What would Jules Verne say about the future of the books?”. For me, it was like a deep breath of fresh air, talking and listening to people that I … Continue reading

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As the number of apps attached to any single device continues to increase, apps create increasingly higher switching costs for users

As the number of apps attached to any single device continues to increase, apps create increasingly higher switching costs for usersAsymco analysis on downloaded app increase rate

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"Ugly fonts are better" is a stupid theory. Learning is not memorizing

There is a lot of fuss lately around the disfluency in reading a text (Telegraph, UsabilityPost and Wired) Someone has thrown the idea that e-readers are “not so great” because their content is, well, too legible, therefore the learning efficiency is low. (First thing to … Continue reading

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A reply to Susan Orlean’s: horses didn’t get extinct

A reply to Susan Orlean’s: horses didn’t get extinct I have just bought The Oxford English Dictionary for 1.99$. I did it out of guilt: 5 years ago the hardcover thing was 120$.

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Google eBook store search fail

I can feel the Force; but not in Google’s ebook store.They somehow managed to loose their mojo, i.e. “search engine functionality”. In first picture there is a result to “Eugene Ionescu” query (not “Ionesco”). You can see on the second … Continue reading

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