Tuesday, July 20, 2010

E-Books Outselling Physical Books

This is simply amazing news -- e-commerce 900-pound gorilla Amazon.com is now selling more Kindle e-books than physical books. With the advent of the Apple iPad, and the expected army of iPad-clones that will inevitably come out of Taiwan, e-books will even become more accessible to a larger group of people.

Maybe this is for the best since less physical books means less paper, and less paper means less trees getting chopped down. For kids, e-books can provide a much more interactive learning experience than plain-ol' ink. I have to admit that the main reason why I would still want a physical book is it looks nice to have a den with a full book shelf. :)

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