Rethinking Cookbooks In The iTunes Model
Is there a need for a standardized format when it comes to food and cooking that would see digital recipes bought, sold and shared like digital music?
Kevin Fitchard from GigaOM is a food connoisseur and a tech fan. In his recent article, he asserts that recipes need to be a ‘standardized digital good’ that can be bought, sold, shared, edited and annotated like digital music. Using the Apple iTunes format, cookbooks can be seen as entire albums but users can purchase individual recipes like song tracks. The user can also organize recipes just like collections and playlists that allows for more flexibility when it comes to managing them.