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Robert D. Austin

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Robert D. Austin is a Fellow of the Cutter Business Technology Council and member of Cutter's Advisory Board. Read more ...

Feb 232010
 

The advent of e-books into a world previously populated almost exclusively by physical books is no more a threat to literate societies than was the book’s eventual replacement of papyrus scrolls. Sure the e-book is a different creature, with different characteristics, mainly because of its purely digital format. But I believe the e-book is mostly a good thing. I’ve been enjoying mine. I can carry more books with me wherever I go now, than I’d ever be able to fit into my backpack in physical form. It’s a different experience, reading an e-book, and I’m not giving up physical books, not nearly, because they still have attributes I quite like. (The other night I dropped Read more