Posted 21 December 2010 - 08:55 PM
Here is the link from their products page to the Digital Ice Age article you are looking for. I personally do not agree with their concerns or philosophy regarding digital books.
I know I am pretty heavily invested in Accordance, especially now that I work for the company, but I don't see any danger of them going under. This company has been here for 15 years and has shown consistent improvements and incredible commitment to the Mac platform. In the same period, music publishers have gone from cassettes, to CDs, [now] to electronic downloads (.mp3). Movies have changed formats from VHS, to DVD and now [either] BlueRay or electronic downloads. Seems like I keep buying the same content in different formats. I also keep wearing out the formats I have bought.
As far as books, even my softcover commentaries have worn out in the same period of time—and I found that rats had eaten some of the glue from the spines of my oldest books.Only my hard cover books have lasted as long—and they are nowhere near as useful. Besides, unless they are printed on acid-free paper, they will not even last 100 years. [Just look at how few ancient scrolls and codices have survived over the years!]
In all this time [15 years], I have never had to repurchase an electronic book from Accordance. Each resource just keeps working, though the platform has shown continued improvement. I am confident these resources will outlast me.
Timothy P. Jenney, Ph. D.
"Lighting the Lamp" Host and Producer
Academic Licensing Assistant
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