Yes, vooks and no, it’s not a typo.  According to a story in The New York Times on Wednesday, publishers are trying out a new form of the book which includes video.

It looks interesting but I don’t know if it’s for me.  Don’t get me wrong, I read a lot online, but there is something very visceral about a book.  You can hold it in your hands, carry it in your bag, and share it with others.  Now, yes, I know all of this sharing can be done easily online but for me I think I would rather the paper version.  There is really just something about a book that make me happy and I don’t know if adding video would do much for me.  I like being able to imagine each scene and character without outside input.

Then again, maybe I’m wrong.  I also thought the Snuggie was an odd idea (Really, do you need a blanket with sleeves?) but look how many people own them now.



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