Morning Roundup: Tablets take more older people online. Book club dropout?
April 29, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
Tablets Take More Older People Online, British Research Shows (GigaOM)
Older people are increasingly going online, in part thanks to tablets, according to the U.K. telecommunications regulator.
Amazon Stops Selling Kindle DX (GoodeReader)
Amazon has just discontinued their 9.7 inch e-reader, the Kindle DX.
I’m a Book Club Dropout (Huffington Post)
Of course, if reading really is antisocial, it’s unsurprising that a social club centered on that activity would be difficult to sustain.
Hello! Books are Digitally Different (Brave New World)
Whatever the route taken the stupid thing would be to continue to merely pour the same content into a digital container. This logic is flawed as it not only creates competition where competition is not needed and can be counter-productive, but it fails to understand the technology, the cultural changes that are happening and the opportunities that are available for the two that matter – the author and the reader.
Kindle Daily Deals: Folly and Glory (and others)