Two views

Two opposing views of the Kindle today. Sven Birkerts in the Atlantic

“The Kindle is not the Devil’s calling card — it makes all kinds of sense as a technology. And it won’t by itself undo centuries-old ways of doing things, or precipitate anything that isn’t already poised to happen. But we misjudge it if we construe it as just another useful new tool.”

And Jennifer Trueland in the Caledonian Mercury

“The thing is, I love books. I love the smell of them, the feel of them, the look of them, rows of them on shelves and the heaviness of them in my hands. But I also love, love reading them — and that’s where the Kindle comes in.”

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