Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
The debate for and against Kindle continues. I learn from this item that the Kindle screen refreshes so slowly you cannot even have a mouse. Wow. And I agree with Tom Hoffman that no matter what we decide for ourselves, we should not be teaching children to accept the limitations on reading imposed by this technology. Why? I recommend reading Mark Pilgrim's The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts). We need to be clear that technology such as the Kindle redefines not just things like reading and writing, but also such previously good (but now immoral) acts of giving, lending and sharing. Related: Tim Lauer offers his impressions after using Kindle.

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Last Updated: Jan 20, 2022 10:09 a.m.