A Ridiculously Detailed Video Walkthrough Of The Copia E-Reader

Posted: Jan 16 2011, 2:08pm CST | by , in News | CES


A Ridiculously Detailed Video Walkthrough of the Copia E-Reader
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Share your love of reading with your friends! And also, brag about it to strangers!

Yep, it's an article from CES 2011- days after the end of that fateful show. How do I justify such tardiness? I still have a ten gig backlog of videos taken during the show. There's no uploading video to YouTube with 125,000 people sending identical tweets about Lady Gaga.

At some point in that endless, coffee-soaked joyride I stumbled by Copia's booth. Mike Lundgren (no relation to Dolph- I asked) was more than happy to give me a video demo of the app. I was expecting a basic walkthrough. He gave me an eight-minute opus, unfolding every detail of how the new e-reader app functions.

My favorite feature? Copia's ability to auto-spoiler revealing commentary on books you haven't read. I was a big fan of the interface, but I think Copia will succeed primarily due to the huge emphasis they have placed on social media. Literally everything you do on Copia can tie back into that community. A constantly evolving and growing book club that always has someone open for feedback or debate at pretty much any hour.

There's a lot of vanity in this app too. Mike even said, "Some books, you want to be known for." Not known for writing, but known for reading. I expect to see a lot of "Copia padding" from people who just skim the Sparknotes (or the back cover) and then stick an impressive-sounding title in their library and mark it as "read".

"Of course I've read Ulysses, sexy librarian girl. See? The Internet can even back me up."

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/5" rel="author">Robert Evans</a>
The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
Robert can be contacted directly at robert@i4u.com.




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