Technology to choose a story
Smart PJs are pajamas covered with different patterns of dots. Scan a pattern (like a QR code) and it selects a "fun and educational" bedtime story on your smartphone.
Technology to supplement a story
BYOOK offers "snack reading" - short smartphone and tablet reading experiences that "bring books to life with graphics, animation, and sound effects."
Technology to share a story
Kindoma Storytime is an app that combines reading an e-book online with video chat so you can read the same book with someone a world away. It even lets you see what the other person is pointing to.
Are these gimmicks or inspired forays into the new frontier? Or, just maybe, both?
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