Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Future of Reading?

From ABA Omnibus

After reading William Gibson's new novel, Spook Country, Dan Cullen over at the ABA Omnibus remembered a French short film entitled Possible Ou Probable (obviously it's in French) that features a possible path for reading in the future. Here's some concepts in the film:
  • touch-screen monitors when reading from a screen
  • books whose interior covers are screens that simulate pages of a book
  • actual books in the bookstore and if you're interested in purchasing them, you just scan their bar code and the book is downloaded into your peripheral
  • travel books that act as virtual maps and tour guide
  • virtual notebooks in which you can copy/paste photos from books or take notes/make corrections with a stylus

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