Jonathan Franzen, National Book Award winner and past TIME Magazine coverboy, is the latest author to decry the rise of e-readers such as the Nook and Kindle. Why doesn’t he want you reading Freedom in e-ink? “Someone worked really hard to make the language just right, just the way they wanted it,” Franzen told the Telegraph on Sunday. “They were so sure of it that they printed it in ink, on paper. A screen always feels like we could delete that, change that, move it around. So for a literature-crazed person like me, it’s just not permanent enough.” We prefer reading our favorite texts on clay tablets, just as Hammurabi intended.
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