but I prefer holding a book in my hands to reading from a computer screen.
We already have the technology that will enable us to carry whole libraries in our pockets. Next month, for example, Amazon will launch Kindle, an electronic book reader, and Google will begin charging users for full access to the digital books in its database. Soon, we’ll have electronic tablet devices with enough memory to store hundreds of books.
To get an idea of what it might be like to read an electronic book, take a look at the latest issue of Blogger & Podcaster magazine. Click on the image of the cover to launch the interactive digital edition. You can then flick through the virtual pages by dragging their corners or by using the navigation buttons at the top left.
It’s very cool, but for me, this technology will never quite match the experience of reading a paper book. It’s true that I have spent much of the last two years reading and writing on computers, but I’m sure I wouldn’t want to read a whole electronic book, even if it did have the musty smell of an old paperback.