A post from May 2009:
Not About The Kindle Controversy
I don’t want to get into a brouhaha over Amazon’s Kindle and whether it’s a swindle or a savior or Beelzebub. (Although the talking version seems to need elocution lessons.)
Multimedia Journalist Lauren E. Bohn did some research (including calling yours truly) and put together a trenchant piece:
Kindling a reading revolution among baby boomers? Baby boomers leading the perceived revolution
Berdell, a baby boomer, said he feels “hip” for owning a digital counterpart to the better portion of his library. He doesn’t bemoan the diminishing smell of paper and glue in his office. He’s not alone.
I don’t see books disappearing. They’re easier to read (and skim) than an electronic device.
And as one of Lauren’s interviewees says:
People can ingest content in more than one way …