Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Rise of Phone Reading

A response to The Rise of Phone Reading:
Way back when, when the Palm Pilot was ascendant, I would try to read books on my devices, but never found the experience satisfactory, nor did I succeed. It did not help that I was trying to read James Joyce's Ulysses. Now, with a large screen Samsung Note II, or alternatively an iPad, and the Kindle app, I am finishing up on Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon, an equally large and dense work as Ulysses, but an altogether enjoyable experience.
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