Ebooks are the future — we just haven’t quite figured it out yet.

This point is underestimated. Surprisingly, ebooks have not made reading books dramatically better. All they’ve done is made them faster to get and a bit cheaper. And lighter to carry around. Convenience is a big deal, but arguably a less-big deal for books than other forms of media, because they take a long time to read.

Oh, and highlights. I love highlighting when I read non-fiction. That’s the main reason I prefer Kindle over physical books. But it’s only scratching the surface.

Ebooks will really show their superiority when they stop being a bits version of their atom counterpart and start being something altogether new. This will happen when they start to truly tap the network.

CEO of Medium, partner at Obvious Ventures, co-founder of Twitter, curious consumer of ideas

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