Google announced yesterday that you can now access three million books from 4,000 publishers from their ebookstore. These eBooks can be read on an android, iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Nook and Sony bookreaders and - almost forgot - a computer. With this announcement, I wanted to share with ScienceBlogs readers an Op-Ed I published this Spring that discusses what we might be missing if electronic media were to replace printed media. What do you think? Please share your thoughts. Electronic books, like it or not, may eventually replace books in print. Borders launched an e-book store with more than 1.5 million titles, competing with Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple to tap into the vast popularity of e-readers like Kindle and Nook. As readers of electronic media, are we missing something essential provided only by the printed book? For the past ten years or so, I have read almost exclusively online. Electronic media have incredible power, speed and flexibility. Possibilities for … [Read more...] about Google eBooks: Will Printed Books Become a Quaint Memory?