Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The IPad Revolution

Sue Halpern wrote an article, The IPad Revolution, in the most recent edition of The New York Review of Books, in which she discusses and compares the Nook, Kindle and IPad as reading devices. While rather critical of Apple in both style, e.g. she says the IPad is "revolutionary" within quotes, and content, her article is very honest and factual in its presentation.
She does recognize some of the hooks of the IPad as a reading device, including the sound of the pages turning as one reads, but also extols the idea of the dedicated reading device, such as Kindle and Nook, as preferable to the serious reader who doesn't want to get distracted with the urge to check e-mail, etc.

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