Books v E-books

Don’t get me wrong here. I am an enthusiast for all forms of technology, but as my colleague Sue Watling regularly blogs about, sometimes it does disadvantage certain groups of users. That’s not just a question of physical challenges, which is Sue’s primary concern. For example I sometimes wonder how much use e-learning is to a  parent who has to share one family computer.  With this in mind I was greatly amused by these videos produced by the Green Apple Book Store in San Francisco about the book v kindle controversy.

Part 1

Part 2

I still want a Kindle though!

(Thanks to Sue for giving me the bit of code that enabled me to embed these videos. It’s not as easy as it looks to embed a video into wordpress, and yes, I am aware of the dangers of webfat so I promise not to do it too often.)

5 thoughts on “Books v E-books

  1. Thanks David

    I did, but I don’t seem able to make it work. It doesn’t appear anywhere on my admin screen though, or anywhere other than the list of active plug ins. The plug in’s web site says it’s no longer being developed because WordPress “can now handle video.”

  2. I saw this on Facebook and commented there; but it hasn’t appeared here, have you posted this twice??
    I’ve embedded YouTube into WordPress with a bit of code. This is the code from one of mine; replace the number with the one on the YouTube site taken from the embed string
    [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/L3AgO6H0H98″ width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]

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