Plastic Logic reader, out in early 2010
I don’t like to predict the future much (because I’m a short-sighted realist), but you’re looking at an exciting new prospect for publishing. The Plastic Logic Reader, slated for release in early 2010, is less than 7mm thick, letter-sized, and can read newspapers, books, magazines and the common computer formats such as Word, Excel, and PDFs.
That’s not all. It boasts a new durable plastic screen that resembles pulp, is touch-sensitive, and can connect wireless-ly to cellular and internet networks. How do I know so much? Because it’s one half of the bloody boxing ring in a fight with Amazon‘s Kindle, and is a topic I’m writing about in a feature article for a school magazine.
Publish documents and other prints online for free
One of the great perks of studying in journalism school is the bright exposure to the Internet’s ever-growing number of digital tentacles, meant to ensnare the globe into a tenable social web. First it was Twitter, and now it’s Issuu. See one of my uploaded documents here.
Offering unlimited online space to host your digital copies of books, magazines and every other kind of document, Issuu is an innovative attempt to tackle the woes of the publishing world. Physical copies of newspapers, magazines and books are increasingly costly to publish, and Issuu is offering a solution.