The IoT is expected to bridge the digital and real world.

Unfortunately we still miss the tools to bridge the web with the documents world.

Some text are good for the web: they need to be short and snappy; others are good for reading as a document: they are typically long and deep.

There’s little in between. If I have a good paper or book, there is no way to interact with it; to re-publish; to discuss.

I am a big fan of in-line commentable documents (see this), but we have to be honest: it just doesn’t work, does not get traction.

The solution lies probably in e-books and reader, but they are still far from achieving this.