The first audiobooks were invented for blind Americans in the 1930s

Long before they were used for music, long playing records (LPs) were used almost exclusively for audiobooks. These audiobooks were distributed to blind Americans in the 1930s and 40s. And in fact, it was effectively illegal for sighted persons to listen to LP audiobooks from 1934 until 1948, due to licensing… » 8/13/14 3:39pm 8/13/14 3:39pm

New Audiobooks From iTunes Store Won't Play on iPods; Lazy People Weep

Too-busy-to-read (or slackass) bibliophiles are in for a surprise if they grab Al Gore's latest account of his hunt for Manbearpig from the iTunes Store. Apple has confirmed that The Assault on Reason, as well as a number of other new books released on the iTunes Store will not play on iPods, though they will in… » 5/29/07 11:45am 5/29/07 11:45am