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Jason Merkoski

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Jason Merkoski was a development manager, product manager, and the first technology evangelist at Amazon. He helped to invent technology used in today’s eBooks and was a member of the launch team for each of the first three Kindle devices. Trained in theoretical math at MIT, he worked for almost two decades in telecommunications and e-commerce with America’s biggest online retailers, and he’s worked with publishers large and small to shape the future of eBooks. As a digital pioneer, he wrote and published the first online eBook in the 1990s. As a futurist, he’s equally at home in Seattle or Silicon Valley, although he’s drawn to the high desert of New Mexico, where he can string up his hammock and stare into the clouds and ancient petroglyp ...more

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“You don't see people getting pulled over by the police for reading ebooks on their smartphones.”
Jason Merkoski, Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading

“Just as we are what we eat, we are what we read.”
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