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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Writers on Kindles (Thursday's Three)

In keeping with Monday's theme the battle of Falkirk NOT being reproduced with Kindles and no books running towards each other with giant claymores, Woad paint, and Celtic cries, as well as the conspicuous lack of a Kindle and a book sword fighting in a thunderstorm while screaming "There can be only one!" I have brought you a series of quotes from writers on Kindles and e-readers.

Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.
Stephen Fry

Until recently, I was an ebook sceptic, see; one of those people who harrumphs about the “physical pleasure of turning actual pages” and how ebook will “never replace the real thing”. Then I was given a Kindle as a present. That shut me up. Stock complaints about the inherent pleasure of ye olde format are bandied about whenever some new upstart invention comes along. Each moan is nothing more than a little foetus of nostalgia jerking in your gut. First they said CDs were no match for vinyl. Then they said MP3s were no match for CDs. Now they say streaming music services are no match for MP3s. They’re only happy looking in the rear-view mirror.
Charlie Brooker

Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.
Douglas Adams

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