The LA Times looks (but not deeply) into the future of reading.

Nick Shinn's picture

IIRC, there was a series of children's books published in the 1980s, on paper, that had reader-choice multiple storylines.

Many ideas that are assumed to be "futuristic" and "digital" have precedents in analog culture. Bach's Art of the Fugue, for instance, is generative.

eliason's picture

IIRC, there was a series of children's books published in the 1980s, on paper, that had reader-choice multiple storylines

Choose Your Own Adventure

aluminum's picture

I wonder who owns the rights to the CYOA series these days? I always thought that they'd be perfect for the iPad.

EDIT: oops...should have read the entire Wikipedia link first:

"In November 2009, some of the books in the series were released for the Amazon Kindle. The interface works by having links instead of page turns for the choices."

Perhaps the iPad version is in the works...

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