Originally Posted by Fluribus
I would be curious to know if the article's author would be willing to make the logical extension...that quadriplegics can't read. There are a bunch of people out there who are unable to hold a book in their hands.
Some of those opposed to e-books will grudgingly admit e-boks have a place for people who can't hold a paper book, or whose vision requires the adjustable font. But if you're going to claim that reading an e-book is not reading, then you have no choice - if you want to be rational - to claim that the quadraplegic using an e-reader is in fact not reading at all. If reading from an e-book is not reading, it doesn't suddenly become reading just because you can't use a paper book.