Given the recent success of the Apple iPad, I'm convinced that interactive content will soon replace static textbooks. Medical students will have access to interactive textbooks that include video and multimedia animations. Such interactivity will enhance the educational experience and allow students to learn much more efficiently.
I envy students today. They have access to such innovative technological resources. Makes me want want to go back to school so that I can learn something.
For pleasure reading, static books will still remain popular. However, I'm sure that we'll see educational textbooks reach an entirely new level as publishers incorporate interactive content for students. We're already seeing the application of interactive content in the world of continuing medical education (CME). Physicians are getting more accustomed to learning on the Internet. Now, the iPad allows all of us to take the Internet to the next level of mobility.