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If you don’t have an e-reader by now, you need to get on that. Besides saving your back having to lug around all those dead trees, e-books allow for the (potential) for a reading experience that goes beyond black scribbles on white paper. These experiences have features like integrated audio, social media extensions of fictional characters, and the ability to purchase items mentioned in the book. Some app extensions, like one built for The Adventures of Tin Tin, create a multi-screen experience that integrates with video.
But these experiences can also poison the reading experience. Booktrack, a service that sets music and sound effects that interject as a reader skims the page, has been widely panned as being intrusive and just plain bad.
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