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Issue No.03 - May/June (2000 vol.20)
pp: 32-39
ABSTRACT
E-books are a fairly recent phenomenon. These small, portable, electronic devices are tailored to better match the tasks and needs of people reading documents, books, magazines, and news in digital formats. This article looks at trends in technology, discusses current design issues, and anticipates future prospects for the e-book arena. All of these factors depend on how people read and what electronic format - if any - will best serve their needs for digital reading tools.
INDEX TERMS
e-books, electronic books, electronic documents, portable computing, mobile computing, information appliances.
CITATION
Beverly L. Harrison, "E-Books and the Future of Reading", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.20, no. 3, pp. 32-39, May/June 2000, doi:10.1109/38.844370
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