A Kind Defense of the Kindle

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Stephen Marche has an article in the Wall Street Journal about how, as of now, “the Kindle 2 will become the first e-reader available globally. The only other events as important to the history of the book are the birth of print and the shift from the scroll to bound pages.” Marche follows his bold statement with a brief, though quite informative, history of print (he also notes that “so far the new technology has been called the ‘e-reader,’ a term obviously picked by engineers, not poets”).

Read Marche’s defense of the Kindle, “The Book That Contains All Books,” and then please join our discussion on e-books here.


Hans Kulla-Mader studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and is currently living in San Francisco. More from this author →