How development in eReading technology is still tethered to the printed bookAs the video above points out, there's a big difference between scrolls and bound books. The same is true of printed books and eBooks. But according to Joe Wikert, we seem to be "reluctant to abandon the print UI and move on to a dramatically better digital UI."
As he points out in his article "What if Digital Preceded Print?," the current ePublishing industry is akin to television in its early phase, which essentially produced radio programs in front of a camera. In other words, authors and publishers and other content creators are not making full use of eBook technology, or perhaps more accurately, they're not pushing the technology to its potential. Why not?