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I don’t like the smell of the digital page

I have to admit, I had been thinking of buying an e-Reader for a couple of months, but I just couldn't make a decision. There were at least ten different devices on the market, all with different features: touch, no touch, color or simple ink, one that would allow me to be able to pay my rent or one that would let me call my mom for an emergency cash injection. Read more →
OCTOBER

The four ways Steve Jobs helped books

Remember when Apple Macintosh was introduced to the world? Remember those marching feet? Big Brother’s voice? The references to George Orwell’s ‘1984’? No? Here’s the video again for your viewing pleasure:

Introducing Apple Macintosh – 1984

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple

 

Was the advert just a clever advertising ploy or a genuine nod/salute to the power of literature and Jobs’ Orwellian dreams to change the face of computing?

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Photographic Novels

Photographic novel fron Night Zero

Technology is always moving forwards, things are always changing – we went from two slice toasters to four slice toasters and onto those machines that make endless amounts of toast in just a few years. Now it seems the graphic novel could be in for a small change, or new a cousin at least.

The ‘photographic novel’ is a relatively new concept creeping onto the graphic novel shelves with the ambition of a young boy on his way to the beach with a very big net.

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Comics Get Technical

Marvel app allowing users to download comics

You’d be forgiven for thinking that iPads are mainstream, for people going to and from finance offices that want to pass the time looking at Facebook on a crisp screen, or play Angry Birds more intensely than the guy opposite with his tiny iPod.  However, the device offers a lot more – and has seemingly re-kindled a passion for comic books and graphic novels world wide.

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Music to Their Ears?

Technology is a wonderful, sometimes baffling thing: nowadays, you can pause live television, store up to 23,700 photos on a tiny memory card and send an email from your mobile phone that can travel across the world in the blink of an eye. The literary world, too, hasn’t escaped the technological revolution. The future for publishing, writing and reading has been transformed by the rise of the e-books and the e-readers.

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