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Published on Dec 6, 2010
This video demonstrates David Eagleman's new app, WHY THE NET MATTERS (Canongate Books), a book written for the iPad only. This narrative non-fiction proposes that the advent of the internet can sidestep six of the fatal diseases that brought down previous civilizations, including energy depletion, epidemics, and tyranny. As you'll see in the video, this is a very new kind of reading experience, one with 3D interactive figures, drill-downs in the text, random-access chapters, and a bird's eye view of one's place in the narrative. You can find the app on the iTunes store, and don't forget to come to www.eagleman.com/netmatters for ongoing forum discussions about the contents and the future of digital publishing.