Monday, March 07, 2005

New life for books

Came across an article on Wired News about a library in NY loaning out iPod Shuffles. I've never really thought of public libraries as being on the bleeding edge, but this library bought a handful of Shuffles just a couple of weeks after they came out and are using them to change the way we experience books. Use to be you had to read a book...then you could get an audiobook and listen to it your with the low cost Shuffle, you can listen to an mp3 of a book anytime, anywhere. Amazing use of new technology...and the library says it saves them a ton of money (at least $50 per book). Damn I love technology.


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