Books, Kindles, Laptops

TechCrunch is quoting Nicholas Negroponte as saying the physical book is dead in 5 years.

The physical book is dead, according to Negroponte. He said he realizes that’s going to be hard for a lot of people to accept. But you just have to think about film and music. In the 1980s, the writing was on the wall that physical film was going to die, even though companies like Kodak were in denial. He then asked people to think about their youth with music. It was all physical then. Now everything has changed.

With Amazon selling more Kindle e-books than hardcover books, this prediction may not be that far off. In the same session during Techonomy, he also highlighted the fact the OLPC program in Peru has found that children are teaching their parents to read…

Truly transformational. But what to do with all the books? Do as Matej Krén did: build a book cell…

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