06/23/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

iPad eBook App Problems: How To Fix Today's eReaders

This essay considers two sets of questions:
1) What's wrong with our current e-readers and how do we rebuild them?
2) What meta-data do we create when engaging digital text, how can our e-readers embrace it and how does that change our relationship with books?

Let's first look at our e-readers from a design and usability perspective. Then consider how they can really begin to embrace the 'digital' of digital books.

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