Text Patterns - by Alan Jacobs

Monday, January 6, 2014

that article again?

I'm not even going to bother to link to them: a new set of articles (they come out at least weekly, and in major magazines and newspapers) about how reading on a Kindle or Nook differs from reading a paper codex. They all say the same thing: Reading on an e-reader sure is convenient, but oh how I miss the tactile pleasures of the codex. The really odd thing is that none of these articles shows any awareness of the ten thousand previous articles saying exactly the same thing.

But if you want to think in more interesting and productive ways about these matters, then read Sarah Werner's Snarkmarket post and follow the links. We can do better — see?