Cindy Orr Sep 14, 2010 7:03 AM – Show original item
Have we reached the tipping point? In her monthly blog post, contributor Cindy Orr discusses accelerating eBook adoption in the mainstream and what it means for libraries.
Experts are beginning the inevitable big debate that somehow we all knew was coming: Are we approaching the tipping point between print books and eBooks? Nicholas Negroponte, the first investor in Wired magazine and author of the bestselling book Being Digital, recently predicted that the physical book will be dead within five years. Publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin gives it 10 years. The print book won’t really go away, they say, but it will eventually cease to be the dominant format.