» Chris Meadows
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  • April 10, 2011
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Here’s a review of a fun little series I got into back when Fictionwise was selling it in eReader format (well, they were selling most of it. Due to publisher confusion, they never got ahold of the first book in the series, so I had to read it by other means), and just recently finished…

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  • April 9, 2011
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A recently-discovered Apple patent application offers an intriguing look at a possible future for the iPad (and perhaps iPhone/iPod touch as well). AppleInsider reports that Apple is looking at placing a translucent e-ink display between the LCD display and the touch-sensitive interface layer allowing for selective display of content by regions. E-books could be displayed…

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  • April 7, 2011
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Speaking of e-books versus p-books, the Oroville Mercury-Register has an article on the frictions that e-readers can cause in book clubs—not the kind where you get a book a month, but those in-person meetings where readers get together to discuss a particular book they’ve all read. E-readers can complicate activities based on physical books, such…

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Writer Alan Baxter has an amusing blog post in which he grumbles about pesky e-book luddites and why can’t they get a grip. All the arguments he makes have been rehashed here a number of times, so nothing in the post is really news. But the part of me that enjoys a good, amusing rant…

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  • April 7, 2011
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Renowned SF author Norman Spinrad, two-time President of the SFWA, has a guest post on the SFWA’s blog proposing “a viable and just business model for the ebook age.” Spinrad sees the current turmoil as being a result of multiple parties each working toward its own benefit at the possible expense of all the others….