Magazine article Training & Development

Paper or Plastic?

Magazine article Training & Development

Paper or Plastic?

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Books, magazines, and newspapers are great brain snacks for long flights. But let's face it: They can be a bit unwieldy in cramped quarters.

Enter British Airways, who's testing the e-book concept at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Its trial e-book, manufactured by California-based Nuvomedia (www.nuvomedia.com), resembles a slightly larger PalmPilot, weighs 22 ounces, and has enough memory for 10 full-length novels. If e-books take off for British Airways, a business traveler could call the airline to request that the latest business tome be downloaded and ready for his or her next flight.

Will e-books ever stack up against traditional print products? According to the GartnerGroup, an e-book boom may be around the corner, but not before 2003. Watch for e-book compatibility with other portable devices, such as personal digital assistants and laptops.

Sources GartnerGroup, CNN

Donna Abernathy: "Privacy will emerge as the next hot technology issue as we consider the implications of personal data that's monitored, traded, altered, and otherwise held hostage. And say goodbye to separate gear for computing, faxing, emailing, paging, and the like; like; they'll be consolidated into one compact device that can be recharged in special e-pods located in our homes, cars, hotel rooms, and public pay-for-juice booths. …

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