Monday, September 05, 2011

The digitalized novel

An interesting, incisive essay about the value of the hardcopy version of long fiction. The significance of the codex form of presentation vs. the serial presentation of the electronic tablet. To this analysis, there's this: If you drop a book on the floor, you can pick it up, leaf to the place you left off and keep reading, no doubt; with a Kindle-like device, maybe not.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The Kindle and its ilk are also contraindicated for those of us occasionally given to hurling a codex against the nearest wall, or out the window. If we then find ourselves in repentance, a well-made book is more forgiving, to a point.