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Old 11-21-2012, 02:10 PM   #108
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Originally Posted by QuantumIguana View Post
Reading is reading is reading, regardless of the context. There is no "reading_context1". There is only "reading + context1", because it is still reading in a different context. If changing the context doesn't make it not reading, then the context isn't part of what makes it reading. The author makes a fatal mistake in assuming that how he prefers to read is an inherent part of reading. He likes the tactile sensation of paper books. That's fine, but it is a mistake to think that it isn't reading with out it.

To borrow from Dr. Seuss:

I could read them on a boat,
I could read them on a goat.
I could read them in the rain,
I could read them in the train.
You still miss the point. "reading in context" (e.g. call it reading a science fiction book in the context of you being a member of sf fandom) has as a part just reading. But it is not just reading. Just like having a fine dinner at a restaurant is not the same type of experience as eating microwaved dinner at home.
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