Wednesday, July 28, 2004

More eBooks

This is a good article that outlines the chicken-and-egg problem eBooks will face even when someone cooks up an iPod equivelent for eBooks. But there already exists a very simple source of useful content that should be available for eBooks already -- the web. Instead of RSS feeds and the like moving content into a RSS reader, why not simply stream it all onto an eBook so you can carry around your favorite parts of the web with you, offline? If ads are included, there is even a model to get this content paid for (it would show up on the eBook screen), and there are some online sites that already charge (WSJ, the Economist) for content and would simply offer this as an extension to their service.

People call them "eBooks", but "mobile local storage for the Web" may be better.


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