Saturday, January 15, 2011

Virginia Heffernan: Watch Me, Read Me

NY Times: "I’ve been a slavish fan of the Kindle almost since it was introduced — the way it lets you read, wholly read and do nothing but read. Not being interrupted by all the material distractions of an overdesigned book — or by the Web’s gaudy video, graphics, music, clocks, e-mail, ads and news bulletins — that was a joy to me when the Kindle first appeared. I still do my most focused reading on the Kindle or the Kindle app for the iPad. But every now and then my imagination just fails. And I reach for the mental cheat that only full-dress audiovisuals can provide. ... " I'm going to miss Virginia Heffernan's fine pieces in the Times. (They've just dropped her.)