Coming to an e-book or car near you: the Web article tells that World Wide Web Consortium now have groups adapting Web technology for the automotive and publishing industries (traditionally two pretty narrow domains).
“The Web equals publishing,” Jaffe said. “There’s really no difference anymore.”
The new directions follow in the footsteps of entertainment-industry players such as Netflix that climbed aboard the Web platform.
So don’t be surprised to see proprietary technology for e-book readers and in-dash computer systems slowly disappear in favor of software based on Web technology.