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Nicholson Baker’s Live Kindle Debate

baker.jpgSince 3pm ET today, the novelist Nicholson Baker has been answering questions from Kindle critics and fans in a live chat at The New Yorker‘s website.

Earlier this week Baker dissected the Amazon.com, Inc.’s Kindle reader in a long essay–compiling an obsessive bibliophile’s list of holes in the Kindle Library. Read the essay at this link.

Here’s a sample answer from the author: “Holy caramba. That’s a comment. I certainly did detect a huge enthusiasm and pioneer spirit on the part of Kindle owners. I liked that enthusiasm. The odd thing though is that we already have gone down this path. We have LCD screens that do a better job than the Kindle does now.” (Photo via Simon & Schuster, link via Caitlin Shamberg)

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