The infographic puts together the most important dates in the history of ebooks, since the world’s first ebook was created by Michael S. Hart in 1971.
It’s surprising how few book lovers, including the ones who read on their e-readers or tablets, are aware that ebooks are with us not for five or ten years, but way longer.
The world’s first ebook was created 50 years ago, when I was just two years old, and the only piece of electronics at home was a radio receiver.
When Sony Data Discman was launched in July 1990, I finished a third year at the Warsaw School of Economics and was looking for a summer time job.
The first Kindle was launched back in 2007. At that time, I was a full-time ad man, and didn’t even think of devoting the rest of my life to ebooks (it happened two years later, when I downloaded Stanza app to my new iPhone).
Go, take a look at the history of ebooks and try to remind yourself what you were doing back then.
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Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
by 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
The world we work in today is not the world of Michelangelo, of Marie Curie, of Ernest Hemingway, or even of Paul Rand. It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front door is always open, where anyone can whisper in our ear, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone.
Creative minds are exceedingly sensitive to the buzz and whir of the world around them, and we now have to contend with a constant stream of chirps, pings, and alerts at all hours of the day. As these urgent demands tug us this way and that, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a centered space for creativity.
Taking stock of this challenging new landscape, 99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day assembles insights around four key skill sets you must master to succeed: building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind.
Dedicating a chapter to each of these focus areas, we invited a group of seasoned thought leaders and creatives—Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Schwartz, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Linda Stone, Steven Pressfield, and others—to share their expertise. Our goal was to come at the problems and struggles of this new world of work from as many angles as possible.
Because we each have a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, and sensitivities, it is impossible to prescribe a single approach that will work for everyone. The right solution for you will always be personal—an idiosyncratic combination of strategies based on your own work demands, habits, and preferences.
Technology is a word that describes somethingthat doesn’t work yet.
– Douglas Adams –
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