The future of the book, expanding

Summary:I've posted a couple excerpts from the book I am working on, about the future of books and reading. It's a different topic than Rational Rants' mandate, and with so much news and opinion every day to comment on, deserving of its own place and community.

I've posted a couple excerpts from the book I am working on, about the future of books and reading. It's a different topic than Rational Rants' mandate, and with so much news and opinion every day to comment on, deserving of its own place and community. So, without further adieu, I introduce you to BooksAhead.com, where today's comments include topics as diverse as Blackberry e-reader applications, color e-readers, Kindle DX and the meaning of spoken word rights when e-readers can read aloud.

Keeping up with news about the future of publishing is a full-time job. I'll also be reproducing e-book and publishing-related articles from Digital Media: A Seybold Report, which I edited way back when, when e-books were only eight years old (which is longer ago than you think).

Topics: Hardware

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Mitch Ratcliffe is a veteran journalist, media executive and entrepreneur. He was editor of the ground-breaking Digital Media newsletter in the 1990s and a frequent contributor to ZDNet over the years. He led development of the first Web audio/video news network at ON24, sat on the board of Electric Classifieds Inc. and Match.com, and wor... Full Bio

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