From paper to pixels: the arrival of the e-reader

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From paper to pixels: the arrival of the e-reader

Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451, once said: "Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book." For some, the pleasure of flipping through a paperback may never change, but pragmatism is starting to take hold. More people than ever are opting for e-books; the benefits of having a virtual library in your pocket outweigh the nostalgia for physical books. And although modern e-readers have been around in some form or another for over two decades, the evolution and adoption process has been a long and complex one. Join us as we take a look at some of the key moments in the e-reader's history.

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  • Mechanical Encyclopedia
  • The e-book is born
  • The electronic book(man)
  • Rocketing into the e-book age
  • A soft touch
  • More than just an organizer
  • Lifelike interaction
  • Personal digital reader
  • Changing hands
  • Electronic ink
  • Running late
  • The giant has landed
  • Finding a Nook
  • The e-reader as tablet
  • Priced to sell
  • Colorful consumption
  • Future so bright
  • To each their own
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