The Cult of Kindle

Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading Her Kindle, After Mary Cassatt

“What bothers me … is not the Kindle’s functionality, or the decommissioning of the physical book (to the sound of Taps) that will inevitably result, but the outlandish, and at times outrageous rhetoric surrounding a machine that displays a fraction of available texts for a minority of people who can afford yet another endlessly upgradeable technology.”

 — “The Cult of Kindle and the Myth of Digital Utopia,” Kelly Roberts, PopMatters.

 

A more recent iteration of this article is at Slow Pendulums.

 Image (“Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading Her Kindle, After Mary Cassatt”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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