Actor and adventurer Charley Boorman might specialise in roaming the world on motorbikes and other odd vehicles, but his ultimate travel essential turns out not to be mechanical at all.
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When we asked earlier this week how readers preferred to access electronic books, we got a wide range of responses. An unscientific summary would be: there's all sorts of devices in use, the iPhone is popular and we didn't give enough credit to the Nintendo DS. But there's clearly still room for a killer e-book reader, though whether that's the Kindle seems open to debate.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
It is sometimes suggested that writing by hand offers a creative experience unmatched by composing on computer, but that's not an argument you'll find Ruth Rendell mounting. Defying stereotypes about computer usage, the 79 year-old author of more than 60 titles has been using a PC for 23 years.
It may not have the words "DON'T PANIC" inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover, but our Bookworm's Guide to the Lifehacker Galaxy is a compilation of some of our favourite book-related hacks, projects and tricks, as part of our Book Week 2009 series.
Last week's announcement that the Kindle will go on sale in Australia is widely expected to increase the visibility of electronic books in Australia. However, Kindle isn't the only game in town. Which options are Lifehacker readers already using to read electronic books?
Welcome to Book Week, where Lifehacker celebrates reading, how technology can enhance your reading experience and the lessons authors can teach us about productivity. Throughout this week, we'll be sharing book-related posts and ideas. Read on! Picture by babblingdweeb