I’ve spoken pretty extensively about my mother’s day gift of an iPad, but over this past weekend, another revelation came to my mother which she excitedly showed me. But first, a little background.
My mother is an avid reader. She picks up a 300-page book on a Monday and it’s typically done by Tuesday night, if not sooner. This means she goes through a lot of books in a very short period of time, which fills up their home library pretty quickly. It’s one of the reasons that I got her an iPad.
On Sunday, she ran up to me and showed me the latest book she bought in hardcover. She says to me, “Kevin, look at this book. I just bought it, and the other day, I was reading it and I caught myself pushing one of the words to pull up the dictionary. Can you believe that?” Because of that incident and a few others like it, she’s been re-purchasing books on iBook, the Barnes & Noble Reader, and I think the Kindle app as well. Fascinating.
I went out the other day and bought myself a movie on Blu-Ray. On the box was a label: Comes with Blue-Ray version, DVD copy, and a free digital version.I wonder how long it is before books come with a free digital version as well?