April 25, 2009

Judging a Person By Her Kindle?

Another view on what the Kindle 2 will do to the practice reading, this one – interestingly enough – from the Fashion & Style section of The New York Times: With Kindle, Can You Tell It’s Proust? The author wonders:
The practice of judging people by the covers of their books is old and time-honored. And the Kindle, which looks kind of like a giant white calculator, is the technology equivalent of a plain brown wrapper. If people jettison their book collections or stop buying new volumes, it will grow increasingly hard to form snap opinions about them by wandering casually into their living rooms.”

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