Ad-driven ebooks are worse—and closer—than you imagine

“Self-styled ‘forward thinkers’ love e-books. They love them. They want to marry them. They want to have grotesque half-digital babies with them and grow old with them and be buried beside them in a toxic e-waste grave. But when a real futurist looks at e-books, the results can be decidedly less romantic. Charles Stross is not only one of the most celebrated science fiction writers in the game today, he’s also one of our great tech prognosticators, making predictions so rational and seemingly inevitable, you’ll almost forget that they’re terrifying.” (via Melville House)

One Response to “Ad-driven ebooks are worse—and closer—than you imagine”

  1. John
    October 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Ad’s in books aren’t new. I still remember the old paperback books with full color cigarette ads in them.

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