Sea of Reads

Peripatetic, itinerant, eclectic musings about books, politics, history, language, culture, and anything else that interests me.

Tell It To The Hand

Round 6,781 in the physical versus electronic books debate:

Amid the seemingly endless debates today about the future of reading, there remains one salient, yet often overlooked fact: Reading isn’t only a matter of our brains; it’s something that we do with our bodies. Reading is an integral part of our lived experience, our sense of being in the world, even if at times this can mean feeling intensely apart from it. How we hold our reading materials, how we look at them, navigate them, take notes on them, share them, play with them, even where we read them—these are the categories that have mattered most to us as readers throughout the long and varied history of reading. They will no doubt continue to do so into the future.

In other words, e-books are not books.

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One comment on “Tell It To The Hand

  1. steeleweed
    February 4, 2013

    That’s why I may publish an Ebook to capture that part of the markert but never read one that’s also available in paper..

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