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by PopMatters Staff
by Stephen Marche
Wall Street Journal (17 October 2009)

“The globally available Kindle could mark as big a shift for reading as the printing press and the codex… On Monday, the Kindle 2 will become the first e-reader available globally. The only other events as important to the history of the book are the birth of print and the shift from the scroll to bound pages. The e-reader, now widely available, will likely change our thinking and our being as profoundly as the two previous pre-digital manifestations of text. The question is how. And the answer can be found in the history of earlier book forms.”


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