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.