The difference between e-readers and the web is minimal and the two are growing seemingly closer and closer together. But what are the consequences of that?

This article titled “Are books and the internet about to merge?” was written by Damien Walter, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 15th February 2012 16.00 UTC

It’s easy to forget that the world wide web as we know it today evolved from an early attempt to put books on the internet. When Tim Berners-Lee envisaged what would become the world wide web, it was with the idea of making academic papers and other documents widely available. To this end he devised a simple way of laying out text and images on a page, inventing what we now call Hypertext Markup Language or HTML.

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