The Future is Now

Posted on 01. Oct, 2009 by in News

Will ubiquitous internet access make physical guidebooks obsolete? Here is a new climbing guide app. for the Iphone. More information can be found by searching for the app on Itunes. I really enjoying having a physical book to hold, but perhaps guidebooks will become more like coffee table items, with less information and more tradition. Thoughts?

4 Responses to “The Future is Now”

  1. tendon

    01. Oct, 2009

    I think print is just becoming obsolete.
    With the ever increasing cost of paper and expensive inks and chemicals,
    its pretty much a no brainer to cut that cost out and stay digital.
    In addition, the content is easier to change and update on a regular basis.
    That way outdated info like projects being sent and holds breaking will become a thing of the past.
    Any printed book in the future will be so expensive that the climbing industry will probably just not be able to afford it (20 years?).

    BTW thanks for hanging out in South Dakota 😉

  2. B3

    01. Oct, 2009

    I was psyched to hang out! That was Capps who bailed. He drove. He was being an old man.

  3. campusman

    01. Oct, 2009

    ouch

    more information accessed easily is a good thing. its safe to know what we are climbing on.

  4. Finch

    28. Dec, 2011

    If your arcteils are always this helpful, “I’ll be back.”

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