by Joseph Weisenthal

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amazon, google

Still Not Betting On An eBook Revolution

from the any-day-now dept

eBooks have been touted as the next big thing for quite some time now, but invariably, each new generation of the new technology fails to win over consumers. Of course, that's not going to stop the publishing industry from pursuing them in their belief that they'll be the savior of the industry. The latest iteration comes from, and for $500 it offers the ability to connect wirelessly to an eBook store, meaning you won't have to plug the device into a computer in order to make a purchase. For eBook aficionados, this might be a nice convenience, but it's pretty hard to imagine this feature proving pivotal to winning over the broader population. Of all the problems people have with eBooks, the fact that you have to connect them to a computer probably isn't a significant one. The above article also mentions Google's planned foray into digital publishing, as it intends to sell digital versions of books from select publishers. But it's not clear why Google thinks that customers will be particularly interested in this service. After Google's previous foray into selling digital content, with its now-defunct video store, you'd think the company would stay away from this kind of business.

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    Hua Fang, 6 Sep 2007 @ 2:15pm

    Again, Codonology!

    Now, we are talking Codonology again. Here's the line of reasoning we, the human being, have been doing in the past thousands of years:
    Traditionally: Useful knowledge >> stored >> re-use (in paper form taking longer time back to another brain)
    Digitally: Useful knowledge >> stored >> re-use (but taking much less time back to another brain)
    The difference is that a "new concept forming time" (NCFT) is significantly reduced. However, at same time, much more new concept must be absorbed by a thinker before a true new concept(s) or theory can be formulated. Now, the basic unit of conceptual content is a Codon, one "(LCP)", LawConceptPhenomenon. Therefore, to complete setting up human knowledge library, the first thing is to digitize all the books, documents, etc like what Google is doing. However, the most significant will be the things afterwards, which are that conceptualization of all the contents from the digital contents, or called "Codonization". Once it's done, such condonized system will provide spontaneous reasoning mechanism like combined brain powers from all the experts in the world. It will serve every individual in the global society at minimum cost. Although it sounds fantastic, it won't be just a dream. Let's act and see (

    Codonologist, Hua Fang

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