Digital Ink

It seems that the October 2008 issue of Esquire magazine brings us the first digital ink EVER used in a publication. Imagine the future of text books and manuals! And the kid’s books!!! Think of what it’ll do to kids books!!! CHECK out this video:

One response on “Digital Ink

  1. Cathy

    Wow! Digital ink! What will be next? After our conversation (in which I came across as rather unimpressed, I must admit and disappointed you by my reaction, for which I apologize), I thought about this milestone a bit more. I still don’t know what to think about it, but I’m not really sure it’ll be a big improvement over ink. What else can we do with printed words? Words are words and mean what they mean (or what we want them to mean), and I’m doubtful that the medium is really the message in this case. Digital ink is fun and of the moment, the new thing, the latest and greatest, but how can it truly improve a children’s book? Pat the Digital Bunny? I think not.

    I love your enthusiasm for this new thing. I love that you thought to show it to me. And I love that your students benefit every day from that enthusiasm.

    As Goethe said, “When ideas fail, words come in very handy.” When the idea of books fails, and when the idea of digital ink fails, and when whatever medium that comes next fails, there will still be the words.

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