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Christopher Fowler
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I love modern technology. I'm an early adopter so connected that it requires a masters' degree in electronics to run my life and even Apple geniuses give a low whistle when I have to explain my set-up. But there's no question that it's damaging fiction. That's the thesis for today. First and most obviously, it's damaging for readers. An iPad is for browsing, not reading longform fiction, and it…
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Christopher Fowler
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Recently the Times ran an amusing article on people who remain disinterested in IT, pointing out that 4.8m people in the UK are Neo-Luddites, with no smart phone or access to the internet. Not a very large proportion, and certainly lower than in the US, where 14% of the population doesn't go online. But as Rosie Millard points out, if you say 'net' to her sisters you get the reply 'curtains'. Her…
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