The projections Michael Hart quotes are very thought provoking and one can only imagine what the future holds when one takes into account the impact of the iPad. I think the iPad more than any other eReader will have the greatest impact on our access to information and literature.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Week 9, Thing #22 eBooks and audiobooks
Checked out all the sites listed in our discovery exercises and resources. It is truly amazing what is available to the public for free or a minimal charge. I found the World eBook Fair site to be a researchers dream site. Collections varied from government documents to medical documents to social history to mathematics. What a resource! The Gutenbberg Project seemed to focus primarily on literature. I listened to portions of several audiobooks from LibroVox and toured the British Library Online Gallery. The BLOG is a truly amazing resource.