Digital readers apparently make things easier for would-be censors.
I suppose the difference for me between the adopting of these two technologies – Twitter and Kindle – neither of which I use (though we do have a Twitter account tied to this blog), is that the former replaces nothing, while Kindle replaces books. In other words, while Kindle would require that I read books…
…but never one that cost $400. And usually I lost them by loaning them out. May as well give a book away if you’re going to loan it out. In any case, Alan Jacobs is not so fortunate. He lost his Kindle, and he’s not going back for more:
…but I do own a computer, and these days you can do almost anything on a computer, including watch TV. There are many, many fewer ads and you don’t fall prey as easily to the chanel surfing phenomenon, but it’s still essentially television with its (mostly) unhealthy side-effects.