Tag: e-book

  • The BS column: Make mine a memorizer

    (Published in the Business Standard, July 13, 2009, in a fit of frustration at the quality of e-readers on the market. Quick summary: “What kind of reading revolution can you usher in with blunt swords such as these etc?”) In A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter Miller imagined a world where reading was banned, books contraband, […]

  • The Elusive E-book

    (October 31, 2006, Business Standard) The first evangelists of the e-book claimed, back in the 1990s, that the new, electronic book would kill off the printed paper version forever. By 2004, it was clear that the reports of the demise of the paper book had been greatly exaggerated. The few e-readers on the market were […]