The Next-Generation Digital Book




There will be a day — maybe it’s already here; maybe it was always here — when the Kindle will look incredibly retro. Mike Matas, once a designer of user interfaces at Apple and now co-founder of Push Pop Press, may make that day of visual reckoning come sooner rather than later. The demo above (which is easily worth a thousand words) lets you peer into the near future.. Text, images, audio, video and interactive graphics — they’ll come together in a seamless reading experience, making the traditional ebook look entirely one dimensional. You can download the book on display, Al Gore’s “Our Choice,” on iTunes here.


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  • Paul says:

     Yeah, but try reading that in direct sunlight :-)

  • Paul says:

     Yeah, but try reading that in direct sunlight :-)

  • Paul says:

     Yeah, but try reading that in direct sunlight :-)

  • Paul says:

     Yeah, but try reading that in direct sunlight :-)

  • Paul says:

     That other comment wasn’t meant to belittle the application by the way, it’s just that it’s not competition for e-book readers, they’re not doing the same thing. E-book readers are just that, for simulating the book experience. Bells and whistles are great but they make it into a different experience.

  • Paul says:

     That other comment wasn’t meant to belittle the application by the way, it’s just that it’s not competition for e-book readers, they’re not doing the same thing. E-book readers are just that, for simulating the book experience. Bells and whistles are great but they make it into a different experience.

  • Paul says:

     That other comment wasn’t meant to belittle the application by the way, it’s just that it’s not competition for e-book readers, they’re not doing the same thing. E-book readers are just that, for simulating the book experience. Bells and whistles are great but they make it into a different experience.

  • Paul says:

     That other comment wasn’t meant to belittle the application by the way, it’s just that it’s not competition for e-book readers, they’re not doing the same thing. E-book readers are just that, for simulating the book experience. Bells and whistles are great but they make it into a different experience.

  • Aureliofernandez says:

    only geeks and uneducated people likes e-books. 

  • Lenny says:

    i don’t see this as open culture

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  •  nicely demonstrated, but I wonder how much of the book will actually be read… and the kindle comparison is invalid for exactly that reason…  kindle is about the joy of pure unadulterated, quiet, contemplation of the written word, immersing yourself in the text rather than looking for a quick multimedia fix… applications will be completely different… this lends itself more to exploration and interactive styles of learning… there’s a place for both!

  • Chana Messer says:

     Amazing!!!

  • Chana Messer says:

     Amazing!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    err the Kindle is already retro! no? here’s my opinion about it :) http://corporateedge.com/blog/touch/

  • You can download the book on display, Al Gore’s “Our Choice,” on iTunes here.

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