Google too goes physical


The world needs to see, touch, feel, smell. The tide is turning.


“I always believed there would be a natural point of equilibrium with digital reading — that it would overshoot, then come back and settle down,” explained James Daunt, managing director of Waterstones, in an interview with the Guardian. “That made intuitive sense, and that indeed has happened.”

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  • This has nothing to do with physical books, though. This is a store where Google will sell phones and tablets, ie devices you can read an e-book on.

  • True, it doesn't for now. But if I remember correctly Google has undertaken the scanning of and archiving old print books. I wouldn't be suprised if their next step is to create a print library or bookstore of some sort.


    They are interested in books. I can see them progressing in that direction.


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