Yeah, I know, sort of old news. But the article is a great read, especially because it wanders through all points of view.
Most exaggerated quote from the article:
Weisberg, a passionate bibliophile who delights in trawling secondhand bookshops for modern first editions, concedes that a book is a lovely thing and believes that hardback books will become more like illuminated manuscripts after Gutenberg. 'You will keep in your home only ones you find attractive, or have a sentimental connection to. Owning printed books will eventually become synonymous with collecting them.'
Of course, I think that's a bunch of bunk. And I'm a big fan of ebooks.
A quote that makes more sense from the same article:
"When the e-reader emerges as a mass-market item, the shift will be very rapid indeed. It will soon be a dual-format market."
Yeah, much better.
In other news, three new reviews coming this week (hopefully). One's in the can, one's in my head, and one's still being read.
The iTetralogy, Pg. 168.
The New Yorker, current issue, Pg. 27. (Yeah, I know it's not a book, but it's what I'm reading.)