In Praise of Ereader Technolust
Where have the ereader fetishists gone?
I mean, they’re out there, usually drooling over the latest model updates (guilty). But where are the resulting think-pieces about the continuously changing nature of reading as we know it? If Barnes & Noble updates its Nook, the resulting press amounts to, “It’s waterproof now, if you care about that sort of thing.” The device represents so much more than its new features, going on to channel the next dozen/hundred/thousand items its owner will read across electronic dots rendered in custom fonts. For anyone using that Nook Glowlight Plus, that’s their reading life absorbed through a six-inch screen — which, just like the screens on the Kindle Voyage and Kobo Aura, is flush with the bezel, meaning no dusty corners.