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Old 11-21-2012, 02:57 PM   #109
QuantumIguana
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Originally Posted by tompe View Post
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.
I'm not missing anything. If you want to use a dining example, it's like saying that it isn't fine dining unless there is a sprig of parley on the plate or if the tablecloth isn't the right shade of mauve. The author clearly thinks that an e-book versus a paper book is the equivalent of a microwaved dinner versus a meal at a fine restaurant. But he's just plain wrong, and mistakes his own preferences for objectivity. You get the same "literary meal" when you read a book in e-book that you do when you read a paper book. Everything beside "to look at carefully so as to understand the meaning of (something written, printed, etc.): to read a book; to read music." is just a matter of preference.
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