Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Luddites Whining Department: Philip Roth

Yahoo! News: "NEW YORK (Reuters) – American novelist Philip Roth dislikes e-books and the distracting influences of modern technology, which he feels diminishes the ability to appreciate the beauty and aesthetic experience of reading books on paper. ... 'It is a shame. It is also what is happening, and there is nothing at all to do about it,' the 77-year-old Roth told Reuters, discussing the changing publishing landscape in the digital age during an interview for his new book, Nemesis, which is released in the United States and Britain on Tuesday. 'The concentration, the focus, the solitude, the silence, all the things that are required for serious reading are not within people's reach anymore,' he said." I focus on books, in silence, quite regularly. And those books are on a Kindle.