Is it just me?

Yesterday I followed the annual WWDC keynote speech by Steve Jobs. The news where less wow than usual because of a lost prototype earlier this year, but it was still fun to see what was presentet on the stage. In an age where most technology products are presented fairly low key and most information is leaked way before the actual presentation the Apple circus is fun and refreshing.

But I was surprised that so few was stunned by something that really hit me. The new iPhone screen now has a resolution that rivals the printed page! Most people I know says that they do not want to read a book on the iPhone, but I have personally read several novel on my tired ol iPod touch without problem, and with this new screen and battery life there iPhone and hopefully iPod touch with similar specs will be new players changing the ebook reader field.

The increased demand for better screens, longer battery life and an intuitive interface will hopefully hit the current ebook reader market and drive innovation and development towards my ideal ebook reader.

I'm a norwegian librarian.

Posted in Books, E-books

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June 2010
The Librarian

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