Will the Ipad change the Book Industry?

Derek Ouellette —  April 8, 2010

I’m not a Kindle kind of guy. I can’t read books on the computer either. There is just something about the “feel” of a good book in my hands that I love. Small digital screens (Kindle or PDA) are great for reference. But to read a whole book, no way! And I have a great disdain for having to scroll down on the computer. I don’t know why, but I want to turn the pages, I want to see the page numbers I want to feel like I am actually reading a book!

Then I saw this:

You can even turn the pages by swiping your hand across the screen as if you were!

With the ibook for the ipad you have the same general size of a book, the same look and even – more or less – a similar feel. And what is crazy cool is that you can actually turn the page simply by swiping your hand across the screen as if you were.

So if that intrigues me, then I am down right excited about this:

I can carry my whole library with me wherever I go!

Not only can I have the feel and look of a book, easily called up and accessible. But now I can (theoretically anyways) carry with me my entire library anywhere I go in the ibook library digital bookshelf. Imagine taking my library with me on vacation! (My wife would say that is not much of a vacation.)

I am very excited about the possibilities, but it will probably be a long time before anything like this becomes a reality for me.

What about you? Is there anything in your life which the Ipad might revolutionize?

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  • http://harrysheresy.wordpress.com Harry Heimann

    I like actual books also but when doing research it would be so nice not to have to carry cases of books to the office. I think it would be easier on one’s back just to carry your library on a Ipad or kindle. I wouldn’t mind trying it for a while.