With all the talk about 2010 being the "Year of the Tablet", the most fascinating aspect of a potential iPhone-like change to the reading culture comes down to how writing may continue to evolve.
If you haven't seen some of the demos from publishers, here are a couple. The first from Sports Illustrated and Time.
The second from CourseSmart with a vision of textbooks.
Here is an excerpt from a post about how the internet has already changed writing. I personally think that by the time our eighth graders graduate, the traditional writing form will be dominated by hyperlinks, photo slide shows and video snippets.
"In a famous passage from Ulysses, James Joyce recapitulates the development of the English language in 45 pages — from the archaic and formal (“Deshil Holles Eamus”) to the conversationally casual (“Pflaap! Pflaap! Blaze on”). Over the past decade, as more people have spent more time writing on the Internet, that same evolution has not only continued, it feels like it’s accelerated."
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This is a very hot topic lately, what are your thoughts?