Sunday, July 13, 2008

the aesthetics of ebooks

Sometimes I wonder what ebooks will look like, in the future, when we read nestled into our hover cushions.

Will they be beautiful?

I think so.

I hope so.


  1. It is very beautiful but it also feels impersonal. When I hold a book there's a sense of intimacy but when I look at the screen I don't feel the same sense of privacy - so many other people may be looking at that same thing at that same time.

    Maybe I look to books for escape rather than connection, and sometimes the online life can feel, indeed, like a web that catches us.