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Netflix for Books?

AKIE BERMISS: Various times in the short history of this publication we’ve puzzled over the future of books and of reading and of literacy.  We’ve discussed the demise of Borders and the rise of eBooks and the changing lay of…

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“Owning” E-Books

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I’m too broke to shell out for a Kindle or a Nook or any other kind of eBook reader, but that’s ok, because I’m frankly a little confused about the less tangible benefits of owning one.

LAURA ROBERTS: I find the notion that we don’t “own” e-books a bit weird, especially given the almost random pricing publishers are doling out at this point in time.

HANNAH WALK: I don’t own an e-book reader either, but as is the norm in my generation (I’m on the young end of the 18-25 market), I spend a lot of time reading on my computer. I read newspapers from all over the world (everything from Le Monde Diplomatique, the English version of France’s Le Monde, to TMZ), I do crossword puzzles, I use Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. Then, when I get tired of all of those media outlets, I comb the web for short fiction and amusing blogs. It never ceases to amaze me that I can consume all of that information without having any personal claim to it. Continue reading

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