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Sign of the Times

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The Times has a story today about couples’ disputes over e-readers vs printed books. Shelley and I are both laughing at it.

In between the remarkable sentimentality about paperback books is stuff like this:

Ms. Muskat, 29, bought an iPad for her husband, 33, who works at his family’s shoe business, before their honeymoon in June, but quickly discovered that his electronic reading impinged on her old-fashioned reading.

“I brought a book with me and I barely read it,” said Ms. Muskat, a media consultant. “We used to go to the beach and we’d both take out books, but he had an iPad, and it was almost distracting because it didn’t feel like he was reading with me.”

I DON’T LIKE THE WAY HE’S READING OVER THERE! IT’S DISTRACTING! STOP READING IN SUCH AN UN-READERLY MANNER!

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Written by srogers

September 2, 2010 at 8:29 am

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  1. The NYT dearly loves its upper-middle-class lifestyle stories, doesn’t it? I don’t know whether the Lower East Side is still the haven for the poor it once was (I doubt it), but I’ve never seen a story in that paper about people scraping by in NYC at poverty-level or below.

    Linkmeister

    September 4, 2010 at 11:01 pm


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