"There's no question that reading off-paper, as I think of it, will increase in years to come.... And there's no question that once again we will be treated to lamentations suggesting that true literacy has become a lost art. The difference this time is that we will confront elitism from both sides. Not only do literary purists now complain about the evanescent nature of letters onscreen, the tech aficionados have become equally disdainful fo the old form. 'This book stinks,' read an online review of the bestseller Game Change before the release of the digital version. 'The thing reeks of paper and ink.'"
--Anna Quindlen, columnist and book reader, http://www.newsweek.com/id/235551), April 5, 2010 (
Gets your fingers dirty, too. On the other hand, rarely leaves you cursing the spinning beachball of death. bk