Below is an 8-minute conceptual video of how the e-magazines of the future may operate. Recently Sports Illustrated launched a demo of a tablet e-reader device. Others will soon follow as the scramble has begun to produce the first widely accepted electronic reading device in the colorful world of magazines.
Which brings me to a question that I’ve been waiting to ask you rabid readers. For those of you who are familiar with reading books or magazines through an e-reader (like a Kindle), what have you noticed about your personal reading habits and experiences as you compare how you read the printed page with how you read digital text? What differences have you noticed? What similarities are you aware of? Which helps you retain more information? Which, if either, do you tend to read faster or more slowly or more analytically? I’d be very interested to know how the devices compare with printed materials, and especially books. Drop me a comment.
And have a blessed Christmas week!