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From Tablet To Tablet

FROM TABLET TO TABLET A short history of reading 3500 BC 2400 BC 400-600 AD The origin of writing: The Sumerians pressed symbols into clay tablets using a stylus. The tablets are considered to be the earliest form of book Papyrus scrolls: Made from a plant grown in Egypt used widely by Egyptians Romans and Greeks Illustrated manuscripts: Written on parchment and bound as books. Replaced the scroll for ease of reading. But not much use on the move AVER 1998 1935 1476 First mass market paperback: Portable and costing just two and a half pence Penguin's paperbacks sold over 3 million copies in one year William Caxton: Caxton's English version of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is the first book intended for a large audience to be printed in England E-reader: The Rocket eBook is the first e-reader to use e-ink pedsina) ala How the e-book has evolved 1998 2004 2007 2009 Rocket eBook The first e-reader held up to ten books and had a battery life of up to 33 hours Sony LIBRI The first e-ink device held up to 500 books but was sold only in Japan Amazon Kindle Five and a half hours were all it took for Amazon's first e- reader to sell out. It held up to 200 books Cybook Opus Capable of holding 1,000 books but no keyboard and no wifi a "read only" e- reader 2012 2011 2010 2009 Kindle Fire Amazon enter the tablet market with other tablet but this the touch-screen may be the first real Fire. Capable of contender for the holding around 8,000 books Apple iPad The Apple iPad debuts, and the iBookstore sells half a million ebooks in less than a month Nook Barnes and Noble e- reader has a colour touch-screen and holds up to 1,500 books, a serious competitor for Amazon's Kindle Google Nexus Looks like every iPad crown Weights and measures 55 35 Number of books that can be safely carried by a man 25kg 1,400 Books on a standard e-reader 64,000 Number of books that can be safely carried by a woman 16kg Words is the average book length 89,600,000 Words on an e-reader 300 Words per minute, average reading speed 12,444 Hours worth of reading How green is your e-reader? Carbon footprint created by purchasing three printed books or three e-books per month for four years 144 books in total Printed books 1,074kg CO2 e-books 168kg C02 Source: Cleantech CurrysOPC World Press Association Graphic

From Tablet To Tablet

shared by pagraphics on Feb 06
Fun infographic that looks at the evolution of the e-book and tablet. Includes a timeline and lots of interesting stats


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