The Everything Book: reading in the age of Amazon

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Instead, Amazon wants to enhance what’s on the screen with software. If there’s a unifying idea to the Kindle as an app, it’s in fixing the little things that once made you put down your book in frustration. A feature called X-Ray, for example, stores a books’ most common characters, locations, and ideas. Just press on a character’s name and a miniature bio pops up; in an epic like Game of Thrones, it’s a godsend.

E-readers may have more content to offer, but in my opinion paper books will always be more convenient, as they don’t require electricity.

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Gerd Leonhard

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