Information and the Future

This is the blog of the Information and the Future task force of the Rolfing Library at Trinity International University. The IF task force exists to explore the role of libraries in the future of Christian higher education.

Monday, February 09, 2009

The New Kindle is Announced

Amazon officially announced the release of Kindle 2 today. The announcement on Amazon's home page boasts increased memory, sleeker design, and improved display.

More information and videos can be found on the Kindle 2 page.

The Kindle community blog was/is hoping Amazon will also announce that their ebooks will be able to be read on other platforms. Kindleist fears that Apple and/or Google may be positioning themselves to become the leading ebook distributor and that Amazon's dominance in the book world is based on selling titles not devices. It will be interesting to see what moves Amazon, Google, and Apple make.

One might think that libraries would play a part in determining what the new book distribution channel will look like but that seems unlikely to me.

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