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This article was published on March 17, 2011

    The 40-year history of ebooks, illustrated

    The 40-year history of ebooks, illustrated
    Joel Falconer
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    Joel Falconer

    Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

    This infographic by Piotr Kowalczyk illustrates the 40-year history of ebooks. In the minds of many, digital reading has only been around for a few years. I’ve been reading books on PDAs since the year 2000, and there are people who’ve been reading on mobile devices for even longer; my own father has been doing this since the 80s. Thought ebooks were new? Think again–they’ve been around since 1971.