I skimmed through it quickly and plan on actually
reading it later, but one thing that really caught my eye:
No paper book prevents anyone from writing in it, pressing flowers in it, or passing it on to a friend. No paper book can be revoked or remotely disabled. No paper book needs to be switched off during takeoff and landing. However, no paper book connects to the Internet and, by extension, to social networks...
It's easy to be pessimistic about digital books because of DRM and other sad realities, but how refreshing it is to think of the ways computers can make books more accessible and more beneficial to society than they already are. A few weeks ago a friend of mine mentioned how cool it would be if there was a social app that tracked your favorite quotes from books and the notes you have on passages, and then book clubs could use it to see what everyone else in the group likes and is thinking as a primer for meeting in person. I forgot about it until the mention of books connecting to the Internet and social networks.