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The e-book revolution

28/12/2010

The e-book is here. So are apps. The question is how to link the two, thus creating a community where information is shared. This article from the FT addresses that issue, while pointing to the very real problem of app only sites where links are not created, as in Murdoch’s plan to create an app only newspaper. This is an issue that goes back to the very beginning of printing in Western Europe. No less than the 15th century we are at a crossroads – do we write or do we twitter? And who decides what is legitimate information when all of us have the ability to be communicators; or, in the language of the 15th century, printers. Now we all own the means of communication. Do you feel scared? Or empowered?

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d1248de4-11f4-11e0-92d0-00144feabdc0.html#axzz19OtiaMDn

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