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A trio of students from the Miami Ad School—Max Pilwat, Keri Tan and Ferdi Rodriguez—have came up with an innovative concept that allows people to read the first ten pages of popular books while riding the subway. 

Using near field communications (NFC) technology, commuters select the desired book from a list of popular titles and read its first ten pages—upon finishing, the reader will be informed of the closest library location from which they can pick up and read the rest of the book. 

This is a simple but ingenious idea that can be adopted and adapted to encourage reading in the 21st century, when new technology is changing the way we consume books. 

A modern day Noah’s Ark: in the event of digital disaster, one man in Richmond, California is attempting to collect one copy of each book ever printed. via NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/technology/internet-archives-repository-collects-thousands-of-books.html?ref=books

A modern day Noah’s Ark: in the event of digital disaster, one man in Richmond, California is attempting to collect one copy of each book ever printed. via NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/technology/internet-archives-repository-collects-thousands-of-books.html?ref=books

Do you own a Kindle?

The Village Voice has created a simple quiz to help out the 2% of the population who are still unsure.

When you drop what you are reading, you:
a) Pick it up
b) Ask somebody to pick it up for you
c) Scream, “I broke my Kindle!”

Answer “C” and you can safely answer “Yes.”

ilovecharts:

How do you not know?

Maybe the TV remote is just really, really complicated?

ilovecharts:

How do you not know?

Maybe the TV remote is just really, really complicated?

Get ready to be excited… it’s the new Kindle commercial!

And yes, that’s their selling point: No Glare! (in hipster-y lower case.)

You know what also doesn’t have any glare? A BOOK.

Just sayin’.

Medieval Helpdesk

Tags: technology