02 Feb

Daring Fireball – Push Pop Press

Kindle and iBooks seem to have the goal of reproducing what is possible in paper books. Yes, iBooks supports embedded video and audio content, but it does so in a way that feels as though Apple pondered what it would be like if you could play video on a piece of paper. Push Pop’s concept strikes me as far more ambitious: What can we do with the idea of a “book” if we eliminate the limitations of ink and paper, rather than mimic them? E-books that aren’t merely rendered by software, but rather e-books that are software.

via Daring Fireball – Push Pop Press. Sounds like a cool idea, though with every book a single app, that makes the idea of producing a book an extensive task more so than just scanning in text and converting some videos.