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Another Mobile Whack on the Side of the Head

A couple of things surprised me this week – and it didn’t even involve a governor. (grin)
And lately I am not surprised easily.
In Japan Half The Top Selling Books Are Written On Mobile Phones
(and don’t think read on mobiles, I mean they’re written on mobiles!)
Reimagine the book. This posting dreams of a time when books are as different on mobiles as newspapers differ between their print and online and e-mail and web versions. I particularly thought that location based books – using GIS/GPS sounded interesting. Imagine the travel book or tour guide then! Will your phone know you’re in the kitchen now for that cookbook? It brings new imagination to that bathroom book!


Posted on: March 20, 2008, 12:21 pm Category: Uncategorized

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  1. Wow, Stephen, I had just finished blogging about The 21 Steps, a short story written to be read with Google Maps (kind of), and how reading it might clarify the charm of cell phone novels for those who are skeptical when I came across this post of yours.
    You can take a look at The 21 Steps here (I haven’t finished reading to story yet, so I’m recommending the form, not the story [grin]).