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the single most valuable—productivity boosting—feature that an ereader platform could add would be a complete and open API for bookmarks, highlights, and notes. If I could have all of my highlights and notes automatically sync—marked up and tagged—to my Simplenote account, that would trump any design feature or widget ereader vendors can possibly think of. […]

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@pkay225 puts it another way: Me: should books be culturally privileged? Audience crickets Me: who has had their life changed by a book? Audience all hands go up

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@crankykramer plays the dozens: Yo mama’s so old she thinks CMS stands for Chicago Manual of Style.

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@Ted_Underwood, 2 tweets: Wrote on board: “read intro to p. xxvii, story to p. 43.” Students: “wait, do we read to page 27 or page 43?” Revealing that they still understand roman numerals … but not necessarily the conventions of the printed codex …

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Fun fact: many of the most influential people in ebooks today outright reject the idea that design makes a substantial contribution to a book’s meaning. —Baldur Bjarnason