Two weeks ago Book Glutton attended the International Digital Publishing Forum Conference (IDPF) at McGraw-Hill HQ in NYC, or what we’ve been collectively referring to as the “Ebook conference.” There were a number of good presentations organized around devices, digital standards, newspapers and libraries, although not enough time for Q+A. C’est La Vie.
BG was there to check out the scene and see where the industry leaders were heading. It was fairly encouraging; the presenters spoke with rabid excitement and an eye toward the future. The discussion was surprisingly device-centric, though. You know, the Internet Browser already exists, as does the Laptop, so why not tap into it rather than reinventing the wheel? Enough said.
You can check out some of the presentations here.