Chapter 9: Creating Multimedia E-books
Creating Media for Learning, page 103:
"We all grew up reading books and often there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book on a lazy day. Books have been a prominent part of our culture and education. We cultivated imagination reading picture books and adventure stories as children and developed skills and knowledge from textbooks that were required reading at school. Books are tools that have delivered content effectively for generations. However, it’s important to separate the mechanics of a tool from the function it serves. In the words of author Douglas Adams, 'Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.'"
"The development of mobile computing devices is facilitating a radical shift in the way information is recorded and distributed. Devices such as iPads, Kindles, and even smartphones are becoming popular tools for reading e-books that can be delivered over the Internet in seconds. In fact, given the rapid increases in computing power and transmission speeds, you’ll soon be able to download and store entire libraries of books in your pocket."