E-books Won't Kill P-books

Earlier this week, YA author Katherine Paterson (Bridge to Terabithia) wrote an op-ed piece entitled "Apple's iPad is no book-killer" for the New York Daily News. It's short, but to the point. And with cleverly incorporated references to Plato and Socrates' fear of literacy as the death of poetry, Paterson lays bare our fears of the loss of the book.

True, the development of a literate society has forever changed how we listen and how we consume literature, but it has not killed an interest in either. And, if the book truly is "the perfect technology," as Paterson writes, it will withstand the test of time.

Anyway, check out the article - it's well worth a read. Happy Friday!

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