Sunday, May 30, 2010

“[T]he social value of reading”

Verlyn Klinkenborg:

The entire impulse behind Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iBooks assumes that you cannot read a book unless you own it first — and only you can read it unless you want to pass on your device.

That goes against the social value of reading, the collective knowledge and collaborative discourse that comes from access to shared libraries. That is not a good thing for readers, authors, publishers or our culture.
Read more:

Further Thoughts of a Novice E-Reader (New York Times)

A related post
No Kindle for me

comments: 1

Daughter Number Three said...

Thanks for the link.