[from sentinelle] Will iPad apps change the concept of books? | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

At The Guardian’s “The Observer” section, John Naughton looks at a couple of iPad apps that change the way reading works, and suggests that they (and others like them) may be changing the entire “concept” of a book.

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Another is an appbook by David Eagleman, a $7.99 iPad-only publication called Why the Net Matters. As with Stephen Fry’s recent appbook, Eagleman’s arranges the text in a different way than simply static text. It can be read non-sequentially, and has multimedia and hypertextual features to enhance the experience. Eagleman has a YouTube video explaining how it works:


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