Yet another entry in the retail selling of e-books race is Borders, which hopes to sell "seven to ten" [different] types of e-book readers by the end of the year (less than 6 months from now). Are there seven e-reading devices currently available or will be by year's end?
Meanwhile, being thinking people, we continue to reflect on the history and future of books. David Brooks of the New York Times did just that in a recent editorial column. And, many wrote letters to comment (these are actual hardcopy letters versus comments written while online (although I don't know if that means the writers were more thoughtful and reflecting as they wrote).
From Library Journal: "VERDICT Neuroscience and technology buffs, librarians, and Internet users will find this truly compelling. Highly recommended."
How can that be? Neuroscientists, maybe yes, but librarians will probably feel bilious when reading this unless they are no longer manning research or lending libraries but "information resource centers" and as for technology buffs and Internet users, I am doubtful this group would be willing to work as hard as one must to read this book and then, take the time to be compelled by it, unless we take in the entire universe of "Internet users" such as you my Gentle Reader and yours truly, who might actually be users of the internet but not "buffs" of any kind of technology except maybe BMW motorcycles. Do I wrong someone? Let me know.
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