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E-books go ‘ooh la la’!
According to the Wall Street Journal, since the emergence of e-books, erotic novels have rocketed up to the top of best-seller lists. In the Unites States, 40% of books considered risqué were released in digital format only.
Why it matters
E-books have allowed people to exercise more discretion in public areas without the book covers broadcasting what they are looking at to strangers. While social media has encouraged people to share what they do with others, there are some personal habits that we want to remain private. Are there other businesses that could benefit by helping consumers be more discreet and avoid public embarrassment?
French consumer product company BIC has launched an educational tool for primary schools which combines the new BIC Tab tablets and BIC Connect software. The 10-inch rugged tablet, developed in collaboration with Intel, is meant to teach school children about handwriting and digital technology. Teachers use a laptop to communicate wirelessly with the tablets. The solution will be launched with approximately 100 preloaded exercises and software to allow teachers to create assignments. Children can access the internet under their teacher's control. The equipment can cost anywhere between 6,000 to 20,000 euros depending on the number of tablets supplied.
Oya is a small but growing German magazine about sustainable thinking and living. It touches various subjects like alternative currencies and economies or how citizens can create their own products rather than buy everything.