Saturday, June 26, 2010

Read the Printed

We support the printed word in all its forms: newspapers, magazines, and of course books. We think reading on computers or phones or whatever is fine, but it cannot replace the experience of reading words printed on paper. We pledge to continue reading the printed word in the digital era and beyond.
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I love books. But I have also entered the digital age. I love my computer too -- and I plan to get an ebook reader very soon (Mr. B has one -- I can borow his anytime :) I just can't imagine falling asleep at night with the Reader in my hands. Or bringing it into the bathtub -- or to the beach on a windy day.

I have just finished reading www.wake by Robert Sawyer. Definitely a GREAT READ. I will be reading the sequel as soon as it arrives from the library!Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math—and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin’s brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes. While exploring this amazing realm, she discovers something—some other—lurking in the background. And it’s getting more and more intelligent with each passing day...

1 comment:

Joanne Huffman said...

I love "real" books, audio books and hope to get an e-book thingee this fall. It's all good.