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2007-11-21

The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts)

Mark Pilgrim about the Amazon Kindle - The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts):

"Another possible change: with connected books, the tether between the author and the book is still active after purchase. Errata can be corrected instantly. Updates, no problem.

Newsweek, The Future of Reading

Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct; nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.

George Orwell, “1984″, Book One, Chapter 3"

Wed, 21 Nov 2007 11:17:11 +0000