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The danger of Kindle

Emily Walshe, a librarian and professor at Long Island University in New York, writes about the Kindle e-book reader.

In our rush to adopt new technologies, we have too readily surrendered ownership in favor of its twisted sister, access….

You’re not buying a book; you’re buying access to a book. No, it’s not like borrowing a book from a library, because there is no public investment. It’s like taking an interest-only mortgage out on intellectual property.

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