The most interesting parts of the article, for my purposes, are the anti-Kindle screeds on the part of those who would defend the print-on-paper codex from all apparent technological threats. And the absolute best part of that is the response by Jonathan Franzen.
You’d think Franzen would have learned to keep his mouth shut (and email unsent) around reporters.
As Aunt B. has already pointed out, he manages to make an utter fool of himself by insisting that the only way to truly experience Shakespeare is to read it in print, as was originally intended. But my favorite line of Franzen’s is this one:
“Am I fetishizing ink and paper? Sure, and I’m fetishizing truth and integrity too.”
Because pixels are some sneaky lying little bastards.