Wednesday, February 21, 2018

In an infamous interview, Hachette CEO Arnoud Nourry called the ebook a “stupid product” because it’s “exactly the same as print, except it’s electronic. There is no creativity, no enhancement, no real digital experience.”

 No enhancement? What an incredibly dim statement. Even if a thousand books in a pocket was all, that’s a colossal enhancement. Add to that changeable type size, that is invaluable to so many readers. Then instant dictionary, etc etc.


cholst said...

Our Kindles are essential for camping trips. On our last 9-day wilderness kayaking trip several years ago, my wife packed several thick trade paperbacks. Now she only packs a slim, lightweight Kindle Voyage. For me, at least, the Voyage battery generally lasts two weeks on one charge, using a lighted screen. (No need to shine a headlamp on it in the tent.) Perfect.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Exactly. Thank you.