Software is eating the world. It's also eating the book.
For years, traditional book publishers have hoped that standalone e-readers — Kindles, Nooks, and the like — would be their salvation, replacing paper-and-ink books as the diversion of choice for a new generation of readers. But several new data points suggest that's not happening. In fact, it seems clearer than ever that the future of reading isn't on reading devices at all.
It's on your phone.
Article by Kevin Roose from nymag.com (June 27, 2014)