Did Reading Just Evolve Further?
Probably not,according to Nicholson Baker in the New Yorker. ‘Here’s what you buy when you buy a Kindle book,’ he says. ‘You buy the right to display a grouping of words in front of your eyes for your private use with the aid of an electronic display device approved by Amazon.’ The edited version of his article appears here. Interestingly, he comes down in favour of reading on an iPhone, although he has some very persuasive arguments for staying with actual books.