My how things have changed (video)

My how things have changed (video) e-Reading Hardware

Piotr of eBookFriendly found the video below. You're looking at what was the cutting edge reading technology in 2007.

At some trade show that year Diginfo shot a video of a brand new reading app. It was designed to run on phones and it supported converting PDFs to DJVU format. The app used that obscure format because it was a compressed format that could reduce a PDF to under 20% of its original size. And yes, that thing above was a phone.

Think about how things have changed. These days pretty much every app supports PDF itself, and there's no need to compress the file. We have GBs of storage to spare, now.

About Nate Hoffelder (9906 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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