Saturday, October 01, 2005

Macintosh: Apple and O'Reilly Safari Bookshelf team up

Well, Apple has teamed with the O'Reilly folks to offer a Safari-style subscription service for searching and reading 1000 Mac-related books online.

Brad Shuler told me about nine months ago he thought such 'online bookshelves' were the wave of the future. I mostly dismissed the idea at the time, probably because I like reading a physical book and find I absorb the material better that way. I think I was wrong. Given the high cost of printing and the speed at which the software market is changing, I think this is the wave of the future, even if I don't want it to be.

1 comment:

Mark Volkmann said...

Electronic books won't be viable for me until I can
1) easily read them from a handheld device
2) highlight them
3) write my own notes in them

Maybe there's a device that can do this already. If so, tell me about it.