Talk:E-book

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Link format[edit]

It is consistent WP link style that if we make a link to the WP page for a particular product, we do not also put in the external link to the home page of the product, and the links just put in are being removed. Se WP:EL, and do not revert.

Negroponte's e-book[edit]

May be worth mention: Nicholas Negroponte's team at MIT was possibly the first to attempt to replicate a paper-like reading experience on a computer screen:

In general, these efforts miss the point of "bookness," because the act of flipping through pages is an indisputable part of the book experience. In 1978 at MIT, we animated flipping pages on a screen and even generated fluttering sounds. Cute, but no cigar. (WIRED, Issue 4.02 February 1996)

--177.206.174.171 (talk) 19:23, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Negroponte's Wired 1996 article does not reliable about an event nearly 20 years ago, at the time. However, it does give a solid reference on when E-Ink started work, so I added that to the history.--Frmorrison (talk) 22:17, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

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Archival Issues[edit]

I would like to point to some research completed by Siemens et. al ("HCI-Book? Perspectives on E-Book Research 2006-2008")[1] that documents the obstacles to preservation of e-books and digital ephemera in general under the Archival Storage heading. It seems pertinent that these obstacles continue to be a problem and raising awareness while pointing to pertinent research seems beneficial to readers. Thenewpulp (talk) 22:28, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Seems very old for such an article. Plus, it appears that you have WP:COI and WP:SPA issues. 01:20, 21 January 2017 (UTC)Objective3000 (talk)

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  1. ^ Siemens, Ray; Dobson, Teresa (2011). "HCI-Book? Perspectives on E-Book Research 2006-2008". Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada/Cahiers de la Société Bibliographique du Canada. 49 (1): 53.