The latest innovation in ebook technology isn’t digital, it’s aerosol.
The first question that comes to mind is, why? Who would possibly want the smell of books in a can?
Apparently some people *really* like the smell of books. In fact, “the smell of books” has become something of a rallying cry among print book loyalists in their fight against the insurgency of ebooks. If ebooks suddenly smelled like print books, paper sniffing luddites would have one less reason to avoid them.
When you think about it, it’s surprising that Smell of Books is coming from a fringe company like DuroSport instead of a tech leader like Amazon. What’s more, DuroSport’s approach appears to be uncommonly clever. The company has managed to enter the ebook business while neatly sidestepping annoying technical challenges like device compatibility and DRM.
Unfortunately, as with previous DuroSport products there’s a huge gap between the clever idea and the problematic implementation. In reality Smell of Books doesn’t live up to its promise. [Read more…] about Smell of Books Fails the Sniff Test