Posted by: ccclib | June 6, 2011

E-books are great, but…

There’s no denying the popularity and utility of e-books, but every medium has disadvantages as well as advantages.  In the realm of digital publishing, most disadvantages arise from Digital Rights Management and the lack of a standardized cross-platform format.  Rather than levelling the playing field for competing publishers, each e-reader vendor has chosen to build its own exclusive stadium.

There are other areas for great potential improvements in e-books as well.  Some of these will hopefully be realized soon, but for now WIRED explores 5 reasons why e-books aren’t there yet.

 

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