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It may be hard to remember this in 2016, when the Paperwhite has become the archetypal ebook reader, but there was a time when ereaders all used to have page turn buttons. The first Kobo ereader, the first Nook, the first four Kindles, and all the Sony Readers all had page turn buttons (even Google's ereader had page turn buttons), but then touchscreens started taking over about five years ago. Manufacturers started phasing out page buttons in fa...
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More evidence of aging e-readers:
Ebook sales are driven by people over 50, according to Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn. Here he talks about designing better ebooks and e-readers.
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In a blog post for Digital Book World, Andrew Rhomberg discusses the reasons why readers buy books and what influences factor into the decisions.
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Just heard about this app, Shelfie: http://www.shelfie.com/ . Not sure I really understand it. You're supposed to take a pic of your bookshelf, and you get it a free e-book?
Take a Shelfie. Connect with Readers. Get free ebooks. Shelfie allows you to take a photo of your bookshelf and get the ebook version for free or at a deep discount. Shelfie also lets you instantly discover bookshelves to dig up your next read. Available on iOS and Android
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Darrell Huff How to Lie with Statistics Penguin Books 1973 Acrobat 7 Pdf 4.79 Mb. Scanned by artmisa using Canon DR2580C + flatbed option
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Really excited about Ubuntu on Windows.
 
Proud to have Ubuntu on Windows ‪#‎Build2016‬ ‪#‎UbuntuOnWindows‬ More details: http://ubunt.eu/RBOWP7
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http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2016/a-vision-for-making-ebooks-more-engaging/

In this blog, Wikert is envisioning an e-book format that breaks out of the mode of "just scan it in" copy of the book. It reminds me a lot of the old Apple "Hyper Card", which I used to mess around with when I was younger. In a later blog, he also sees enhancing e-books with built in indexes: Words high-lighted which, when touched/clicked, show the relevancy of occurrences throughout the text.
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Happy Lunar New Year! #GoogleDoodle
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As a home owner, squirrels irritate me as much as the next guy, but I saw this article and it made me think just how long these creatures have been on earth:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2751003/Fossils-Jurassic-squirrels-suggest-mammals-roamed-Earth-40-MILLION-YEARS-earlier-thought.html
The fossils, found in Liaoning Province, China, suggest mammals have been around for more than 200 million years, according to the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
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