Digital Books Start a New Chapter

Every few years since the dawn of the PC era, electronic books have been hailed as the “next big thing.” Now, after 20+ years of hype, where does this medium stand? We’ll show you.

Since at least the 1960s and possibly earlier, we’ve been hearing predictions about the demise of paper. Xerox famously, and disastrously, attempted to create the “paperless office” in the 1970s. If anything, we use more paper now than ever, owing to the ease of running off copies with laser printers and copiers.

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