Reading Pages, Reading Screens

Ashley Thorne

NAS published articles on both sides of the debate over the future of reading. One held up the merits of traditional books and asserted that we have much to lose as human beings if we abandon the printed word, and the other defended the Kindle as a helpful option for the modern reader.

"Inflammatory Books on Kindle? Reigniting the Written Word,” by David Clemens, argues that, "When the book becomes disembodied, so does the reader." Jason Fertig counters in "A Kindled Spirit"  that "there is no need to fear the Kindle and its electronic cousins, for they are on our side [the side in favor of reading books]."

We hope to have more pro/con pairs like this in the future.

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